10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Subway:  13 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Chania Town
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Rethymnon
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h 30 min
4
Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
5
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia

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 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and subway. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and subway; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and subway. Traveling from Philadelphia to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Athens are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

1
night
Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Municipal Art Gallery of Chania, then enjoy the sand and surf at Chrissi Akti Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Chania Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Chrissi Akti Beach
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Chrissi Akti Beach ©
Chrissi Akti Beach
Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos ©
Museum-Residence of Eleftherios Venizelos
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania ©
Municipal Art Gallery of Chania

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Rethymnon

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
On the 6th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Gorge of Mili, see the interesting displays at Chromonastiri Military Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, then look for gifts at Ergastiri Kompologiou, and finally contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Outdoors Nature Trails

Side Trips

Gorge of Mili, Chromonastiri Military Museum
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The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Chromonastiri Military Museum ©
Chromonastiri Military Museum
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, kick back and relax at Vlychada Beach, and learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Cultural Village, Vlychada Beach
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Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Helicopter Tours

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Mykonos Town

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 10th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George, visit Little Venice, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online day trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly. In June in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Spas Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Church of Saint George ©
Church of Saint George

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