10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
1
Athens
— 1 night
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour website .

Pittsburgh, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Pittsburgh in May, Athens is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
On the 20th (Mon), make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

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Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach, Ornos Beach
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Super Paradise Beach ©
Super Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Perivolos and Amoudi Bay. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Ancient Thera. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then shop like a local with Maria Sanoudaki Ceramic - Art Studio, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Kurtes and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 60°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kurtes, Maria Sanoudaki Ceramic - Art Studio, Stalis Beach, The Palace of Knossos
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Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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