12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Naxos
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
4
Delos
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Calgary

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Spyridon Church, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then examine the collection at Achilleion Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agia Paraskevi Monastery.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town road trip planning site .

Calgary, Canada to Corfu Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Calgary in September, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Corfu Town

#Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Agia Paraskevi Monastery, Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, then see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Panagia Drossiani. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Greek Orthodox Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Aperathitissa, then explore the ancient world of Tower of Zevgolis, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Zas Mountain.

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Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Naxos

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Panagia Drossiani Church ©
Panagia Drossiani Church
Fish & Olive ©
Fish & Olive

2
nights
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of Agia Eleousa (Panagia Mavromantila), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Delphi itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Naxos to Delphi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Naxos in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Delphi, with lows of 19°C. You'll set off for Delos on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Delphi

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

3
nights
Delos

Delos ©
The island of Delos, near Mykonos, near the centre of the Cyclades archipelago, is one of the most important mythological, historical and archaeological sites in Greece. On the 3rd (Wed), delve into the distant past at House of Dionysus, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Delos, and then enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Cleopatra's House, explore the ancient world of House of Masks, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Kynthos, then delve into the distant past at Avenue of the Lions, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Delos.

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Traveling by car from Delphi to Delos takes 7.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Delos when traveling from Delphi in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Delos

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Armenistis Lighthouse
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Archaeological Site of Delos ©
Archaeological Site of Delos
Armenistis Lighthouse ©
Armenistis Lighthouse
House of Masks ©
House of Masks

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Poseidon.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

You can drive from Delos to Athens in 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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