10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum and then do a tasting at Winery Stilianou. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Heraklion is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for colder days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, contemplate the long history of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town tour planning tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Corfu Town, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Athens

— 3 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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay and tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing site.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Athens are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.