10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  35​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  38​h
End: Auckland

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the landmark architecture of Parthenon.

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

Auckland, New Zealand to Athens is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Auckland to Athens due to the time zone difference. In December, Athens is a bit cooler than Auckland - with highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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.
On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and finally wander the streets of Little Venice.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town vacation app .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then stroll through Red Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Venetsanos Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
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 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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