10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Fredericton
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Bus:  30 min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Fredericton

2
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens online holiday planner.

Fredericton, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. Traveling from Fredericton to Athens, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Athens is somewhat warmer than Fredericton - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

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

2
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 5th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planning site.

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©

1
night
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 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Perivolos, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akrotiri day trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fira.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Perivolos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary planner.

Fira is just a short distance from Akrotiri. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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.
On the 9th (Fri), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stop by Mytho, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally make a trip to Rarity Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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