8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Erechtheion and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Athens, with lows of 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse. Get in touch with nature at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Red Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Perivolos in Perivolos (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

2
nights
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
On the 29th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Paralia Agios Georgios, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, and then wander the streets of Corfu Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu and then contemplate the long history of Achilleion Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town vacation planning tool .

Fly from Fira to Corfu Town in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Fira in October, plan for little chillier nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paralia Agios Georgios, Achilleion Museum
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Paralia Agios Georgios ©
Paralia Agios Georgios
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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