8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly to Kefallinia Airport, Drive to Svoronata
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Svoronata, Kefalonia
— 1 night
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Drive to Kefallinia Airport, Fly to Aktion National Airport, Drive to Parga
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Parga
— 1 night
Drive
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 1 night
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Copenhagen

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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.
On the 5th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and then relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, meet the residents at CRETAquarium, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion trip itinerary app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Copenhagen to Heraklion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Heraklion is somewhat warmer than Copenhagen - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fira online tour itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. July in Athens sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Svoronata.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Svoronata, Kefalonia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): relax in the rural setting at Dias Beekeeping, see what you can catch with Fishing Tourism Kefalonia Michalis, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Svoronata itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Svoronata. Traveling from Athens in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Svoronata, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Parga.

Things to do in Svoronata

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parga

— 1 night
Most visitors to Parga come because of the Ionian coastline's verdant landscape and traditional character.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the activities along Acheron, then explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Parga, and then do a tasting at Pargas Distillery - Amicos Cocktail Bar.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Parga attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Svoronata to Parga with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Parga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gouvia.

Things to do in Parga

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Wineries · Nature

Gouvia, Corfu

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, and then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips.

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Drive from Parga to Gouvia in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gouvia

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.