12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
+2
Train + Foot + 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
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  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): explore the historical opulence of New Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then kick back and relax at Marathias Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town road trip planning site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Corfu Town is an approximately 17- hour combination of train and flight. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Corfu Town, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mycenae.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

St. Spyridon First Beach, Marathias 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 ©
On the 23rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Byzantine Museum of Argos, then steep yourself in history at Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, and finally steep yourself in history at Lion Gate.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mycenae road trip website.

Explore your travel options from Corfu Town to Mycenae with the Route module. In October, Mycenae is little chillier than Corfu Town - with highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Delphi online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Mycenae to Delphi in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mycenae in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Delphi, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough 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): stop by Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off 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 of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
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), visit Little Venice, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 29th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

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You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time 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 ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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