10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some cultural insight at Ermou Street and Plaka. Do your shopping at Technohoros Art Gallery and Onassis Cultural Centre. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Frissiras Museum.

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Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Athens is somewhat warmer than Los Angeles - with highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
On the 12th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

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Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 13th (Tue), kick back and relax at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, shop like a local with Art Space, shop like a local with MATI Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and finally view the masterpieces at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Secret Room, then view the masterpieces at Gabbiano Nero Sculpture and Art, and finally kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip tool .

Getting from Heraklion to Fira by ferry takes about 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Art Space, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

2
nights
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 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): look for gifts at Savvas Traditional Greek Products, then view the masterpieces at The Big White Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Minima Gallery.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town attractions planning tool .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Minima Gallery
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Minima Gallery ©
Minima Gallery

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