8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Athens
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Heraklion road trip tool.

Faro, Portugal to Heraklion is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Faro to Heraklion due to the time zone difference. In July in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and finally get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fira holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
On the 13th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker website.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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 14th (Wed): stop by Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stop by FIRSTHING&NOEL, then see the interesting displays at Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips, and finally delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Ioannis the Precursor, then see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of New Fortress.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Corfu Town, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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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.