10 days in Greece Itinerary

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Chania Town
— 1 night
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Taxi to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town
— 1 night


Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planning tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. 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 fly to Chania Town.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Chania Town — 1 night

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.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Chania Town online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Chania Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. 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 drive to Rethymnon.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Rethymnon — 1 night

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), make a trip to 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 find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rethymnon day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chania Town to Rethymnon takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. 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.
Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: stroll through Vlychada Beach, stop by the White, Santorini, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Rethymnon to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
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Mykonos Town — 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online day trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 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 fly back home.
Neighborhoods · Spas · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
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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.

Crete travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

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.

Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.