12 days in Greece & Turkey

12 days in Greece & Turkey

Jun 30  -  Jul 11, 2016
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Singapore, Singapore
Fly:
9​h 30​min
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly:
3​h 45​min
Fira, Greece
— 4 nights
ferry:
2​h 45​min
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + subway:
2​h 30​min
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:
4​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:
14​h 30​min
Singapore, Singapore

2
days
Athens, Greece

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at National Gardens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Athens. In June, Athens is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

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Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum
Plaka District

3
days
Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to The Good Heart in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, stroll through KAMARA BEACH, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Fira hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Sightseeing

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Santo Winery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay

2
days
Mykonos Town, Greece

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then have a few drinks at Little Venice. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

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Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Sightseeing

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

few
hours
Athens, Greece

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), you're off toIstanbul.

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2
days
Istanbul, Turkey

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace
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