8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Chania Town
— 1 night
Shuttle
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Heraklion
— 1 night
Ferry
3
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chios Town
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chania Town

— 1 night
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Souda Bay War Cemetery, then go for a stroll along the water at Old Venetian Harbor, then see the interesting displays at Greek National Football Museum, and finally stop by Inspira.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chania Town trip itinerary maker site.

Atlanta, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Heraklion.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Heraklion

— 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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire nature's wide array of creatures at CRETAquarium, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, then stop by Inspira, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by shuttle from Chania Town to Heraklion takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Oia

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oia day trip website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Oia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Oia sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chios Town.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chios Town

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Nea Moni Monastery and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Chios Beer Microbrewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chios Town road trip website.

You can drive from Oia to Chios Town in 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Chios Town sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Chios Town

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Rhodes Town

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes and then explore the ancient world of Great Hamam.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Chios Town to Rhodes Town in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites

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.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Chios travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Mastic Island
Rich history and scenic landscapes make Chios one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Aegean. Nicknamed the "Mastic Island" because it remains one of the world's major producers and exporters of mastic gum, Chios offers visitors a chance to explore medieval villages and age-old monasteries. Start at the ancient settlement serving as the island's center of shopping, dining, and entertainment. Alternatively, make the southwestern port of Mesta your base for touring a cluster of satellite islands reachable by boat or ferry. The island is nearer to the Turkish coastline than the Greek mainland, and as a result shares much of eastern Turkey's topography of rugged crags and fragrant citrus groves.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.