10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece vacation planner

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Fly
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Ferry to Heraklion, Taxi to Matala
3
Matala, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, make a trip 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 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Stefanos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in October, with highs in Mykonos Town at 25°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri LightHouse and Ancient Thera will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skaros Rock and Perivolos. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see La Ponta about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and do a tasting at Santo Winery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Fira online attractions planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Matala, Crete

— 1 night
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Palace of Faistos, enjoy the sand and surf at Matala beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Matala trip builder app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Matala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Agii Apostoli Beach, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Chania, then learn about all things military at Maritime Museum of Crete, then kick back and relax at Seitan Limania Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada). On your second day here, kick back and relax at Agia Marina Beach, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Chania Town day trip app.

Getting from Matala to Chania Town by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Chania Town are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 1 night
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and then steep yourself in history at Mandraki Harbour.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Chania Town to Rhodes Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Rhodes Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites · Museums

Greece travel guide

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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.