12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  19​h
1
Tsilivi, Zakynthos
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: San Francisco


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1
night
Tsilivi, Zakynthos

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, view the masterpieces at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, then stroll through Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), and finally kick back and relax at Ampoula Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsilivi trip itinerary builder website .

San Francisco, USA to Tsilivi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from San Francisco to Tsilivi, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Tsilivi hover around 83°F and lows are around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Tsilivi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, Ampoula Beach, Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery
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Speed Boats Tours
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press ©
Aristeon Ecological Olive Press

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Ermou Street and Frissiras Museumfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and stop by Dimos Jewelry.

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Getting from Tsilivi to Athens by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit KAMARA BEACH and Red Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Atlantis Books and Art Space. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri), Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari) and Mnemossyne Gallery (in Oia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, and kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Fira are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Art Space, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 28th (Sat), kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Minima Gallery, stop by Savvas Traditional Greek Products, then kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip tool .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for gifts at Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop, view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally view the masterpieces at Icon Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Corfu Town driving holiday planning website .

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Tsami Ceramics
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
New Fortress ©
New Fortress
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop ©
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop

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