8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly
2
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive
4
Paxos
— 1 night
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castello del Molo (Koules) and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Keep things going the next day: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel app.

London, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from London to Heraklion, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Heraklion reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then visit Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning app.

You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Heraklion in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kalambaka

— 1 night
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kalambaka online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, Kalambaka is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Paxos.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites

Paxos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): head outdoors with Paxos Oasi Sub, then see some colorful creatures with Paxos Oasi Sub, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Georgios Anemogiannis, and finally stroll through Paralia Vrika.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paxos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Kalambaka to Paxos takes 5.5 hours. Traveling from Kalambaka in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paxos, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Paxos

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Corfu Town, Corfu

— 2 nights
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town vacation website.

Travel from Paxos to Corfu Town in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.