12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry, and finally examine the collection at Casa Parlante. On the next day, explore the galleries of Achilleion Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Spiridon.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town travel site .

Los Angeles, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Corfu Town. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally wander the streets of Plaka.

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Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Corfu Town in August since evenings lows in Athens dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri LightHouse and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thera. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ancient Thera
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Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Chania Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
night
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Aptera, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, then enjoy the sea views from Chania Venetian Lighthouse, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Chania Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Heraklion to Chania Town by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Chania Town sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 72°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, German War Cemetery
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Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse ©
Chania Venetian Lighthouse
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 11th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, and then get your game on at Throne of Helios. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, then take an in-depth tour of Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, and then examine the collection at Rhodes Jewish Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Chania Town to Rhodes Town by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue ©
Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue

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