8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Taxi to Tithorea, Train to Thessaloniki
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in November, expect Athens to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 20th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Delphi online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Delphi, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Thessaloniki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to Aristotelous Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, then contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thessaloniki trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Delphi to Thessaloniki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Thessaloniki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Heraklion, Crete

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): 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, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium, and then see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion road trip website.

You can fly from Thessaloniki to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Thessaloniki in November, things will get a bit warmer in Heraklion: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
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.