12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Fly:  26​h
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min

Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at KAMARA BEACH and Perivolos. Head to Stardust and Epilektonfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Oia (Aquamarine Jewelry, Mnemossyne Gallery, & more) and Fira (Ernesto Workshop & Gallery & Koukla Art). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, stop by Faros Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri itinerary maker.

Albany, USA to Akrotiri is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Albany to Akrotiri. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Albany in November: highs in Akrotiri hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Oia, Fira, Perivolos, Vlychada Beach, KAMARA BEACH
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach


Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Monastiraki and ChiliMenta. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaka District, stop by Canvas, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Athens travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Akrotiri to Athens in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Akrotiri in November since evenings lows in Athens dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Monastiraki ©
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Plaka District ©
Plaka District