10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Athens to be cooler, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Mykonos Town

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town road trip site.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Castello del Molo (Koules), get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally stop by Nerium Oleander.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.