10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Train to Kalambaka
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 2 nights
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry to Heraklion, Foot to Néa Alikarnassós, Bus to Heraklion, Fly to Rhodes Town
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights


Kalambaka — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip maker.

New York City, USA to Kalambaka is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Kalambaka. Traveling from New York City in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 49°F in Kalambaka. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Delphi — 1 night

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 14th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, and finally delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Delphi trip planner.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Delphi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kalambaka in October, with highs in Delphi at 72°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Athens.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 15th (Sat), take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fira, Santorini — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes — 2 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the engaging exhibits at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Rhodes Museum of Ancient Greek Technology by Kotsanas, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and finally get to know the fascinating history of Medieval City.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Rhodes Town by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping
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Greece travel guide

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.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Rhodes travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.