10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
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Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.
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Corfu Town, Corfu — 2 nights

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 4th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Schulenburg Statue, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and finally get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then get in on the family fun at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

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Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Corfu Town, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planning website.

Fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Corfu Town in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fira online day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

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 9th (Tue), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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