12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Hammamet
bus + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 30​min
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  11​h
End: Hammamet

1
night
Agios Nikolaos, Crete

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Panagias Keras Church, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Fortress Spinalonga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Monastery, then stroll through Stalis Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Voulismeni.

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Hammamet, Tunisia to Agios Nikolaos is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hammamet to Agios Nikolaos due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hammamet in July, you will find days in Agios Nikolaos are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Agios Georgios Monastery, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Fortress Spinalonga
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Agios Georgios Monastery ©
Agios Georgios Monastery

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Episkopi Beach, and then take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then do a tasting at Winery Dourakis, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rethymnon trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Agios Nikolaos to Rethymnon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Naxos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Episkopi Beach, St. Nicholas Church, Winery Dourakis
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Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church
The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): kick back and relax at Pyrgaki, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then delve into the distant past at Portara, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Kastro, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, and then stroll through Plaka Beach.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Rethymnon to Naxos takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kastro ©
Kastro
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Vlichada Beach and Skaros Rock. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Akrotiri LightHouse are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fira planner .

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Fira in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Vlychada Beach, Venetsanos Winery
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

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