12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ios
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Hamburg


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2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Folklore Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Kapari Beach. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the waterfront activity at Old Port.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Mykonos Town is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hamburg in August: high temperatures in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C and lows are around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): kick back and relax at Molos Beach, kick back and relax at Chrisis Aktis Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Antonios. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogeros Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lageri beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Paros itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Mykonos Town to Paros in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Naxos.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Molos Beach ©
Molos Beach
Chrisis Aktis Beach ©
Chrisis Aktis Beach
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

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 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Portara, stroll through Maragas Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pyrgaki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take a peaceful walk through Alyko Dimou Naxou, enjoy the sand and surf at Agiassos Beach, and then look for gifts at Naxia Gi.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Naxos trip planner .

Traveling by car from Paros to Naxos takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ios.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Alyko Dimou Naxou ©
Alyko Dimou Naxou
Agiassos Beach ©
Agiassos Beach

2
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
On the 24th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lorentzena Βeach and then stroll through Koumbara Beach.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ios trip planner.

You can drive from Naxos to Ios in 3 hours. August in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oia.

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Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Domaine Sigalas and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Oia online route builder .

You can drive from Ios to Oia in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas

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