10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Kalambaka
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
6
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
day
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.
On the 17th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kalambaka trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Kalambaka is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Kalambaka due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in June, Kalambaka is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner .

Getting from Kalambaka to Delphi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 64°F in Delphi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

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, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in June, with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town attractions 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. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (80°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

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

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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 23rd (Sun): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri trip itinerary planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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nights
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 24th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion travel route website .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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