10 Day Greece Itinerary

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March 2, 2023

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Planning a trip abroad can be tricky, especially when you’re not a super seasoned traveler. But if you’re a control freak like me, then you have no other choice than to do all the planning yourself. This was actually my second visit to Greece and I feel like I totally nailed this 10 day itinerary. It was one of my favorite trips ever and a big part of that was thanks to the scheduling and itinerary choices we made. My first time to Greece, I went to Athens and Santorini. It was pure chaos and extremely crowded, even in shoulder season back in 2017. So this time, I knew I didn’t want to go to one of the more popular tourist islands. I have to give credit to my friend Eleni, who is the one that picked Crete – we joined in on her trip for that portion of our itinerary. And it was absolutely amazing! Here’s how we set up our 10 day Greece itinerary:

10 day itinerary for Greece

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    If you’re flying in from the US, then it’s almost guaranteed that you will be flying in and out of Athens for the major portion of your visit to Greece. Athens is an amazing city full of history and culture. But for some reason, it’s often overlooked on Greece itineraries. In fact, on my first visit, many people told me to skip it. I’m glad I didn’t listen. The Parthenon is an amazing site to visit, and the city itself is lively and full of friendly Greeks. Plus, it’s always nice to have a day to overcome jetlag before heading off on another plane or ferry!

    I recommend staying in the city near the acropolis for the first part of your trip. It’s a great way to get immersed in the Greek culture immediately and start your trip off right!

    Hotel recommendation: InnAthens

Like I said, I couldn’t be happier with our 10 day Greece itinerary. I feel like it was perfectly laid out. In Crete, we experienced so much culture and had a truly authentically Greek experience. And then in Milos, we kind of had more of a typical vacation with beautiful sights and exploring towns on foot. Overall, it was the perfect balance. I hope this helps you plan your 10 day itinerary for Greece and don’t worry, I have travel guides coming soon for Athens, Crete, and Milos!

Do you have any tips for building the perfect itinerary?

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Photos by Ryan Carpenter.