8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 1 night
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take a stroll through Monastiraki and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

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nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Get outdoors at Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Elia Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, and kick back and relax at Paralia Kalafati.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

2
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Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then take a tour by water with Santorini Sailing.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

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 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums

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.