12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
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 3rd (Tue), cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, examine the collection at Casa Parlante, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town day trip planning website.

Berlin, Germany to Corfu Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Corfu Town. In August, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

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 (Sun), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally wander the streets of Little Venice. On the next day, get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, and then make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online route planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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, museums, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and get a tailor-made plan with Santorini Sailing.

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Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
On the 13th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium, and finally see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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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.