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
3
Athens
— 3 nights
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Kalambaka
— 1 night
5
Thessaloniki
— 1 night

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Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 17th (Sat), do a tasting at Winery Stilianou and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Heraklion is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hamburg to Heraklion, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hamburg in October; daily highs in Heraklion reach 28°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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night
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 19th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally awaken your taste buds at Santorini Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Spas · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Santorini Tours ©
Santorini Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Kalambaka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in October; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

1
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Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally examine the collection at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki trip builder.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

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Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Aristotelous Square ©
Aristotelous Square

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