10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mandraki Harbour and then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights). On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town itinerary builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Rhodes Town is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Johannesburg in October, plan for slightly colder days in Rhodes Town, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Kallithea Springs, Lindos Beach
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Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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 5th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Anafiotika, then explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, then make a trip to Philopappos Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens day trip planning app .

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Rhodes Town in October, Athens is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
Temple of Athena Nike ©
Temple of Athena Nike

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kalo Livadi Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Ancient Thera. Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thira are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Perivolos in Perivolos (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary maker .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Akrotiri LightHouse, Amoudi Bay, Santo Winery, Ancient Thera
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

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