Whether you only have time for a long weekend in Athens, a couple of weeks of island-hopping in the south, or (lucky you!) a good few weeks to explore the country from north to south, it’s impossible to feel like you've been in Greece for too long.
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Sure, you could channel Odysseus and spend 20 years exploring the thousands of islands, countless beaches and historical sites of Greece. But if you only have seven days, where do you start? Think about what you love—whether that be island hopping or getting to know one main location like a local—and get inspired by these itineraries.
With 10 days to spend in Greece, travelers won't have too many tough choices to make. You'll have plenty of time to island hop around the Cyclades, do a deep dive into ancient history on the mainland, or combine the highlights of both. Check out these 5 itineraries optimized for every type of traveler, from active adventurers and families to those who simply need 10 days of blissful relaxation.
Spending a week in Greece is already great—but with an added bonus day, you have another chance to dig into the food, culture, and outdoor activities that make this destination special. Get to know the mainland, explore Crete, or chill out on Mykonos and Santorini with these 8-day itineraries.
Two weeks is a great length for a Greek vacation. You'll have plenty of time to see multiple islands and historic mainland sites, taking part in cultural or outdoor activities along the way. These itineraries explore the possibilities: get active on some of the Cyclades lesser-known islands, dive into ancient mythology, enjoy a laidback beach holiday, and more.
With multiple weeks in Greece, you can truly do it all, returning home with memories of the mainland and a number of islands. History-minded travelers can begin and end in Athens before visiting the sacred sites of Delos near Mykonos, prehistoric Akrotiri in Santorini, and the Palace of Knossos on Crete. Or, spend your time hopping between the Cycladic islands at an easy pace, experiencing the beaches, outdoor activities, and culture of each.