12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  13​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  1​h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Imerovigli, Santorini
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
taxi:  15​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Monastiraki, Roman Agora, Acropolis Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Parthenon, take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou).

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip tool .

Boston, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Boston to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 75°F and lows about 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Venice as well as Delos Tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a short side trip with Delos Tour, get a taste of local nightlife at Little Venice, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally make a trip to Matoyianni Street.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Thu) before leaving for Imerovigli.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Nightlife
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paraportiani Church ©
Paraportiani Church

2
nights
Imerovigli, Santorini

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Step out of Imerovigli to go to Perissa and see Perissa Black Sand Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Imerovigli trip website .

Explore your travel options from Mykonos Town to Imerovigli with the Route module. In October in Imerovigli, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Imerovigli

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Santo Winery, Three Bells of Fira, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Red Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and finally get great views at Sunset in Oia.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fira online tour planner .

Fira is just a short distance from Imerovigli. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

1
night
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the next day, look for gifts at Replica, view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Mnemossyne Gallery, then look for gifts at Atlantis Books, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Oia's Main Street.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Oia day trip tool .

Oia is very close to Fira. In October, daytime highs in Oia are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

#Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Oia's Main Street
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Atlantis Books ©
Atlantis Books
Oia's Main Street ©
Oia's Main Street
Oria Gallery ©
Oria Gallery

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