12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  19​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  1​h
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
3
Paros
— 2 nights
ferry:  3​h
4
Imerovigli
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
5
Fira
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
6
Athens
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h
End: Los Angeles


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2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Erechtheion, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Olympian Zeus, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: listen to music at Herod Atticus Odeon, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, steep yourself in history at Parthenon, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens journey planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Athens. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in August; daily highs in Athens reach 92°F and lows reach 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

2
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
You've added The Windmills (Kato Milli), Little Venice, Alley Cocktail Bar, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the next day, stroll through Elia Beach, get a taste of local nightlife at Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at 180 Degrees Sunset Bar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 74°F at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Faragas Beach as well as Regaki Boat Trips. On the 18th (Sat), head off the coast to Parikia Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Faragas Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Lefkes. On your second day here, make a short side trip with Regaki Boat Trips.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paros travel app .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Paros takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Paros

Outdoors Tours Transportation
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Faragas Beach ©
Faragas Beach
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

2
nights
Imerovigli

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
On the 20th (Mon), get great views at Sunset in Oia. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then stroll through Perivolos.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli road trip website .

Explore your travel options from Paros to Imerovigli with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Imerovigli are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Perivolos
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip builder website .

Fira is just a short distance from Imerovigli. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Red Beach, Kamari Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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hours
Athens

Athens
For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fira to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. On the 24th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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