12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  18​h 15​min
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
Oia, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
Tampa

3
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens holiday maker website .

Tampa, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
days
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then stroll through Kapari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town route planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
days
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Akrotiri (Red Beach & Akrotiri) and KAMARA BEACH (in Kamari). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and do sightseeing your way with Alex Private Boat Rental.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oia trip itinerary maker website .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Sand Lily Boutique, Koukla Art, KAMARA BEACH
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
days
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion online holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 73°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

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