10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

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


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1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (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 contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Heraklion road trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Heraklion is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Heraklion is 7 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Heraklion hover around 19°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), tour the water at your own pace with Captain George Santorini Yachting and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then stop by Sand Lily Boutique, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri route builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Tours Transportation

Side Trips

Oia, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Sand Lily Boutique
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Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town road trip planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

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

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In December in Athens, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
On the 31st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Delphi.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Delphi, with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

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

1
night
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.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka holiday planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Delphi in December: high temperatures in Kalambaka hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

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