12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  17​h
1
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
4
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  3​h 45​min
5
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online trip builder .

Charlotte, USA to Fira is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Charlotte to Fira, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Charlotte, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Perissa, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, KAMARA BEACH, Red Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 19th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alyko Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Portara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Moutsouna Beach, and then make a splash at Aqua Fun Water Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Naxos driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Alyko Beach ©
Alyko Beach
Portara ©
Portara

1
night
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 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agrari Beach.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker .

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can fly. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tsilivi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Agrari Beach, Paradise Beach
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Agrari Beach ©
Agrari Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

Tsilivi ©
A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Dionisios Church, then kick back and relax at Laganas Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kalamaki Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tsilivi road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mykonos Town to Tsilivi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tsilivi, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalamaki Beach, Laganas Beach, Agios Dionisios Church
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Kalamaki Beach ©
Kalamaki Beach
Laganas Beach ©
Laganas Beach

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Tsilivi to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Hersonissos can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stop by Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Hersonissos to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Hersonissos in June, with lows around 70°F. On the 27th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Athens

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

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