12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive to Sarandë, Ferry to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete — 1 night

Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip maker app.

Belgrade, Serbia to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Belgrade to Heraklion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Belgrade in September; daily highs in Heraklion reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then visit Little Venice, and finally don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens attractions planning app.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kalambaka.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Kalambaka — 1 night

The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka trip planner.

You can drive from Athens to Kalambaka in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in September, expect Kalambaka to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 2 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 13th (Tue), relax in the rural setting at MKB Corfu Beekeeping Vasilakis, look for all kinds of wild species at Corfu Donkey Rescue, then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of New Fortress of Corfu, then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Corfu Town, with lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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