12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Philopappos Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary site.

Bloemfontein, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 22-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bloemfontein in June: highs in Athens hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 5th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, take a stroll through Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery. On the next day, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

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Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fira day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 9:

Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion itinerary builder tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 10:

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.