8 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

8 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greek Isles trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Santorini Airport, Drive to Akrotiri
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Elafonissi, Crete
— 1 night
Taxi to Chania Airport, Shuttle to Hersonissos
Hersonissos, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Debrecen


Akrotiri, Santorini

— 2 nights

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Bring the kids along to Kamari Beach and Akrotiri. Change things up with a short trip to Amoudi Bay in Oia (about 52 minutes away). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, and don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Akrotiri travel planner.

Debrecen, Hungary to Akrotiri is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Debrecen in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Akrotiri, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to fly to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elafonissi, Crete

— 1 night
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
On the 19th (Sun), trek along Elafonisi Viewpoint, enjoy the sand and surf at Kedrodasos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Elafonissi road trip planning app.

Getting from Akrotiri to Elafonissi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Elafonissi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Hersonissos.

Things to do in Elafonissi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Hersonissos, Crete

— 3 nights
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
On the 20th (Mon), head off the coast to Fortress Spinalonga, explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hersonissos trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from Elafonissi to Hersonissos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. August in Hersonissos sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips