10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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): stroll through Elia Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to Mykonos Town is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in October, with highs in Mykonos Town at 25°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Santorini, get engrossed in the history at SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Akrotiri trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

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

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 22nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by 4tessera, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery. On the next day, do a tasting at Winery Stilianou, learn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then learn about winemaking at Douloufakis Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Ammoudara Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Heraklion tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In October in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Winery Stilianou
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Philopappos Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip itinerary maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Old City of Trikala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byzantine Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kalambaka online itinerary planner .

Getting from Athens to Kalambaka by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can 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), stroll the grounds of Zeitenlik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online trip planner .

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thessaloniki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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