12 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

12 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Cape Town

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 20th (Sun), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion attractions planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Heraklion is an approximately 20.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Cape Town, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Megalochori, Captain George Santorini Yachting
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 26:
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town journey builder.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Kapari Beach
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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