12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  16​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Cincinnati

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker site .

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. When traveling from Cincinnati in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Athens: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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 14th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in November, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
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 16th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach, and then make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. November in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Nature & Wildlife Tours, Boutari Winery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
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 18th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Panormos Beach, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then look for gifts at White, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip maker tool .

Getting from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Panormos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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