12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Mycenae
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and then kick back and relax at St. Spyridon First Beach. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and then kick back and relax at Marathias Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Corfu Town journey builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Corfu Town is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, you will find days in Corfu Town are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Marathias Beach, St. Spyridon First Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

1
night
Mycenae

Mycenae ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Byzantine Museum of Argos, then steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally contemplate the long history of Lion Gate.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mycenae trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Corfu Town to Mycenae with the Route module. Traveling from Corfu Town in October, things will get little chillier in Mycenae: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Mycenae

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Byzantine Museum of Argos
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Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus
Citadel and Treasury of Atreus

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 24th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Delphi, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Delphi road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mycenae to Delphi takes 3.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mycenae in October since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take a stroll through Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip tool .

Getting from Delphi to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 27th (Sun), wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Elia Beach and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Akrotiri vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. October in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool .

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

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