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10 Days in Greece: Our Recommendations

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From pristine beaches of Mykonos and turquoise waters off of the archipelago of Sporades to the ruins of Athens and Delos, Greece has it all. Therefore, this is not a country you will want to rush through. Instead, we recommend spending at least 10 days in Greece to see all the major archaeological complexes, beautiful landscapes, and charming towns. Below is our pick of two 10-day itineraries for your trip to Greece.

10 days in Greece: A Grand Tour

Acropolis Hill, Parthenon, Athens, Greece. Odeon Herodes Atticus. Golden Tw
Athens is the perfect blend of historical and modern culture with a touch of cosmopolitan charm
Gymnasion or Palaestra in the archaeological site of Olympia in Greece
Witness Gymnasion or Palaestra, the birthplace of the Olympic games

Day 1

Arrive in Athens

Day 2

See the sights of Athens during a city tour

Day 3

Stop at remarkable sites en route to Olympia

Day 4

Explore the ruins of Olympia before driving to Delphi

Day 5

Spend your morning in Delphi before heading for Kalambaka

Day 6

Marvel at Meteora, Tempi Valley and Mount Olympus

Day 7

Discover the vibrant Thessaloniki

Day 8

See picturesque sites and wander around colorful markets

Day 9

Visit the historic capital of Pella and explore Dion

Day 10

Bid farewell to Greece

See the best of Greece in ten days on this grand tour starting and ending in Athens. Start out by uncovering its myths and legends as you wander among the ruins in the Acropolis of Athens. Theni and visit the sanctuary of Delphi, dedicated to the Greek god Apollo.

Balance out the trip with a dose of nature. Take in the enormity of the Corinth Canal, the deepest artificial canal in the world, and marvel at the picturesque monasteries perched atop the vertical rocks of Meteora. See tour.

Greece in 10 days: Classic Greece and Santorini

The ruins of Delphi in Greece
Delphi is one of the ancient towns in Greece where and the Greek temple and oracle of Apollo is located
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With activities catered towards couples, Santorini is a perfect place for romance

Day 1

Arrive in Athens

Day 2

Cover the highlights of Athens and visit its acropolis

Day 3

Explore Mycenae before traveling to the coastal city of Nafplion

Day 4

Visit ancient Olympia and continue to Delphi

Day 5

Go temple hopping in Delphi and drive through Greek countryside

Day 6

See the towering cliffs of Meteora before heading back to Athens

Day 7

Take a ferry to Santorini

Day 8

Explore Santorini at your leisure

Day 9

Enjoy your last day back in Athens

Day 10

Catch your flight home

This well-balanced tour involves both adventure and relaxation during your ten days in Greece. Step back in time in Mycenae as you discover the chamber tombs that go back to the dawn of civilization. Then get off the beaten track as you drive through central Greece. See picturesque villages and towns and gawk at the lofty cliffs of Meteora before catching a ferry to the beautiful island of Santorini. Kick back on its beaches and explore its magnificent underwater caldera and active volcano on your own. See tour.

10 days in Greece are enough to make your dream holiday in the country come true. For more alternative ideas, browse through our 10-day Greece tours. If you’d like to build a personalized itinerary from scratch get in touch with our Travel Experts in Greece. But before you do that, do check out our guide on how many days to spend in Greece for ideas on duration possibilities.

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  • Nikos Theodoris
    Nikos Theodoris
    Travel Expert in Greece
  • Nicole Morello
    Nicole Morello
    Travel Expert in Greece & Italy
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