12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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Train to LYNX Central, Fly to Santorini
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Paros
— 1 night
Fly
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some cultural insight at Akrotiri and Santo Winery. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri LightHouse and Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Fira online itinerary planner.

Jacksonville, USA to Fira is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Jacksonville in September, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are little chillier, around 82°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach, then stroll through Plaka Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Naos tou Apollona - Portara.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town tour planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Naxos Town, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

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Paros

Poor Man's Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): kick back and relax at Martselo beach, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Paros trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. September in Paros sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Chania Town, Crete

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Firkas Fortress, see the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, then learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at War Shelter of Platanias. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museum Of Typography, explore the different monuments and memorials at German Military Cemetery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stop by Melody Ceramics, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Eisodion tis Theotokou.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chania Town road trip site.

Fly from Paros to Chania Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit Anafiotika, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, then get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens vacation builder app.

You can fly from Chania Town to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.