12 days in Greece & Turkey

12 days in Greece & Turkey

Jun 30  -  Jul 11, 2016
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12 days in Greece & Turkey

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 Garden, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, and then don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Athens online tour builder

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in June, things will get a bit cooler in Athens: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

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Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens
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 Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, do a tasting at Santo Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

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Kamari, Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery
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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 appreciate the extensive heritage of 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).

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online journey planner

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. July in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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

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hours
Athens, Greece

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens online tour planner

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. You will leave for Istanbul on the 8th (Fri).

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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: explore the ancient world 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.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planning site

You can fly from Athens to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace
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