10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
4
Athens
— 2 nights
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
6
Thessaloniki
— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, thenwander the streets of Little Venice, thenmake a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, thenstroll through Paradise Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker site.

Manchester, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Mykonos Town. Traveling from Manchester in October, expect Mykonos Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 21st (Mon), explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, thenget engrossed in the history at La Ponta, thenstroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by 4tessera, thendelve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou, enjoy some diversion at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, thendo a tasting at Douloufakis Winery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ammoudara Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Heraklion trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, thenvisit Plaka, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens driving holiday planner.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. October in Athens sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 26th (Sat), take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip website.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in October: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Old City of Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Old City of Trikala ©
Old City of Trikala

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 27th (Sun), explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, thensee the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Zeitenlik, Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum
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Zeitenlik
Zeitenlik
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

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