10 days in Greece Itinerary

10 days in Greece Itinerary

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10 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  1​h
2
Rethymnon
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Chania Town
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Elafonissi
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
Kaloi Limenes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Mochlos
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
7
Agios Nikolaos
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Hersonissos
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h
End: Paris


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Heraklion

Heraklion ©
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 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Nerium Oleander, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Neroulakia Farm, don't miss a visit to Cretan Paths, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then relax in the rural setting at Snail Farm and Fun, and finally examine the collection at Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion online tour planner .

Paris, France to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Heraklion reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a shuttle to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Snail Farm and Fun, The Palace of Knossos, Thirathen Museum of Musical Instruments, Neroulakia Farm
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Snail Farm and Fun ©
Snail Farm and Fun
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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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 3rd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Four Martyrs Church, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, and then contemplate the long history of The Venetian Fortezza.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Rethymnon trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Heraklion to Rethymnon takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rethymnon can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Venetian Fortezza ©
The Venetian Fortezza
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town
Four Martyrs Church ©
Four Martyrs Church

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mysteries - Chania. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): examine the collection at MINOAN'S WORLD and then test your problem-solving skills at Mysteries - Chania. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Firkas Fortress, go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, relax in the rural setting at Astrikas Estate Biolea, then explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, and finally learn about winemaking at Manousakis Winery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chania Town tour builder site .

Take a bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Chania Town can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Platanias, German War Cemetery, Manousakis Winery, Souda Bay War Cemetery
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Astrikas Estate Biolea ©
Astrikas Estate Biolea
Manousakis Winery ©
Manousakis Winery
Souda Bay War Cemetery ©
Souda Bay War Cemetery

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Elafonissi

Elafonissi
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Elafonissi tour planner.

You can drive from Chania Town to Elafonissi in 1.5 hours. October in Elafonissi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaloi Limenes.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes ©
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kaloi Limenes route planner.

Explore your travel options from Elafonissi to Kaloi Limenes with the Route module. In October in Kaloi Limenes, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mochlos.

Things to do in Kaloi Limenes

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agiofarago beach ©
Agiofarago beach
Kali Limenes Beach ©
Kali Limenes Beach

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Mochlos

Mochlos
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Agrilos Beach.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Kaloi Limenes to Mochlos. In October, daytime highs in Mochlos are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agios Nikolaos.

Things to do in Mochlos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Agrilos Beach
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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos ©
A tour of Agios Nikolaos leads visitors through charming neighborhoods with white washed houses, squares with taverns, steep pedestrian streets, and sea as a backdrop, ideal for exploration on foot.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Mirabello Bay, then make a trip to Moni Faneromeni, and then stop by Elia Traditional Products. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Agios Nikolaos trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Mochlos to Agios Nikolaos with the Route module. Expect slightly colder evenings in Agios Nikolaos when traveling from Mochlos in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Agios Nikolaos

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Elounda
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
Lake Voulismeni ©
Lake Voulismeni
Mirabello Bay ©
Mirabello Bay

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Hersonissos

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Escape Atlantis. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos and then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Atlantis.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hersonissos holiday planner.

You can drive from Agios Nikolaos to Hersonissos in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos