12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
2
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Paros
— 1 night
Ferry to Mykonos New Port, Fly to Hersonissos
4
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Step out of the city life by going to Red Beach and Santorini Sailing. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary builder.

Seattle, USA to Fira is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Seattle to Fira. Traveling from Seattle in September, expect Fira to be a bit warmer, temps between 82°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 2 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 17th (Sat), kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach and then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Kastro, wander the streets of Old Town, and then delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Naxos Town trip website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Paros.
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Paros — 1 night

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Parou, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Paros using our trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. September in Paros sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos, Crete — 2 nights

Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni, and finally head off the coast to Spinalonga (Kalydon). On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hersonissos vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Paros to Hersonissos in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Paros in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Hersonissos, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.
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Chania Town, Crete — 2 nights

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Chania and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chania Town online holiday planner.

Getting from Hersonissos to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Chania Town are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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