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Top 6 Things to Do on a 10-Day Greece Vacation

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Boats moored at Erimitis Bay on Paxos Island, Greece

Paxos Island, Greece

Travelers to Greece may struggle to narrow down their options as the country has a nearly endless amount of offerings to enjoy. However, our top six things to do on a 10-day vacation in Greece are designed to show you the best of the country.

From beach getaways to island exploration, incredible ruins to sensational cuisine, the essential experiences during your trip are customizable should you have specific ideas of activities and experiences you wish to explore.

No matter the kind of trip you hope to have, the following essential experiences offer a guide for any kind of traveler to make sure you enjoy your 10-day vacation in Greece how you wish.

  1. 1. Sail Along Mykonos’ Stunning Southern Coast
  2. 2. Indulge in the Wines of Santorini
  3. 3. Explore History in the Oracle of Delphi
  4. 4. Dive to the Depths of the Ionian Sea
  5. 5. Step Back in Time at the Palace of Knossos in Crete
  6. 6. A Taste of Rhodes
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1. Sail Along Mykonos’ Stunning Southern Coast

Ornos in southern Mykonos, Greece

Ornos in southern Mykonos, Greece

You can bask in the sun as you explore the wonders of Mykonos’ southern coast via a luxury sailboat. As you glide across the shimmering translucent sea you will capture sensational images of white-washed towns decorating the headlands and jump off the boat into the warm, crystal-clear water.

You will embrace the temperate waters and watch as schools of fish swim past while the sunlight floods the pearly shores, and cocktails at chic Mykonos bars complete a day exploring the coast.

2. Indulge in the Wines of Santorini

Vineyard in Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is extremely popular with wine lovers and with several quality and quaint wineries to choose from, varietals such as the internationally-recognized and mineral-rich assyrtiko are waiting to be discovered.

Enjoy this classic white favorite whether at your own pace or as part of a wine tour as you learn about cultivating techniques, visit cellars, and sample tasting rooms’ offerings, culminating, perhaps, with a glass of the region’s prestigious Vin Santo dessert wine as you gaze out over the Aegean’s azure waters.

3. Explore History in the Oracle of Delphi

Sancutary of Athena in Delphi, Greece

Sancutary of Athena in Delphi, Greece

You can take a day trip to Delphi, which will allow you to step back in time and learn about one of the world’s oldest historic landmarks: the Oracle of Delphi.

The legendary wonder of ancient Greece stands in a state of ruin, yet continues to reflect the glory of the powerful Greek civilization that constructed the sacred precinct. The Sacred Way will lead you through the Sanctuary of Apollo uphill to the towering temple, whose columns, statues, and sculptures overlook an incredible series of forested mountains. Many treasured ruins across Delphi will share insight into the ancient world.

4. Dive to the Depths of the Ionian Sea

Scuba diver observing Moray eel in Zakynthos, Greece

Zakynthos, Greece

The Greek islands offer more than sunbathing and romantic walks on idyllic beaches, they also offer adventures below and beyond the water.

Scuba divers can explore the famous Nausicaa Cave off Corfu’s beautiful Paleokastritsa, then discover Neptune’s Hole, and Odysseus’ Cave, before taking off on a day trip to the breathtaking Blue Caves off the west coast of Paxos’ Erimitis beach.

Visit the island of Zakynthos and enjoy snorkeling around beautiful beaches and catching the iconic view of the legendary shipwreck of Zakynthos on Navagio beach from a nearby viewpoint.

5. Step Back in Time at the Palace of Knossos in Crete

Knosso Palace in Crete, Greece

Knosso Palace in Crete, Greece

Take time away from the beach and spend a day visiting the Palace of Knossos, an intriguing architectural masterpiece created by Daedalus, the artist behind the famous tale of the Labyrinth.

Regale in stories of the Minotaur and Icarus, marvel at great excavations as you walk the grounds and ruins, and stand in awe in the courtyard of the Great Palace. At the Archeological Museum in Heraklion, small pottery or stone sculptures, as well as wall-painting masterpieces of the Minoan civilization are on display, extending your discovery of this fascinating culture.

6. A Taste of Rhodes

Table set for lunch in Rhodes, Greece

Lunch in Rhodes, Greece

A feast for the eyes and taste buds, Rhodes exudes beauty in its scenery and culinary delights. Locals take pride in sharing their custom dishes with visitors every chance they get and these traditions can be savored in any of the outstanding restaurants on the island.

Taste some of Rhodes’ most popular dishes, such as the pitaroudia, a chickpea, onion, and tomato pie, or an octopus fritter which is proudly unique to Rhodes.

From a savory meal to a sweet bar made with sesame and honey, you can step into a world of preserved medieval charm and discover rich history and cuisine fit for a king.

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The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

There are plenty of amazing adventures and activities to experience during your 10-day vacation in Greece, and whether they take you to the mythical past by visiting ancient architecture, soaring above idyllic islands or sightseeing by sea, there are key and iconic highlights to be considered when planning your visit to this remarkable country and its islands.

You can also find more inspiration in our Greece Travel Guide and 10-Day Greece Tours & Vacations. It’s time to plan your 10 days in Greece! Speak to our travel specialist by filling out a Trip Request or calling us on 1-888-265-9707.

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