8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glyfada
— 1 night
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Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Drive to Heraklion
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
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 14th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip site.

London, UK to Corfu Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Corfu Town is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Corfu Town at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums

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 16th (Mon): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): wander the streets of Monastiraki, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip website.

You can fly from Corfu Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Glyfada.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Glyfada

— 1 night
Glyfada is a suburb of Athens, situated in the southern parts of the Athens Urban Area. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stop by Rosina Perfumery Glyfada, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, and finally kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Glyfada travel route planner.

Glyfada is just a stone's throw from Athens. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Glyfada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

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 19th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glyfada to Heraklion. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites · 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.