8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 1 day
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. July in Athens sees daily highs of 91°F and lows of 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:

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 11th (Sun): stop by Nerium Oleander, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Heraklion are slightly colder (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:

Fira, Santorini

— 1 day
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 12th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 13:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

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.
On the 13th (Tue), stroll through Paradise Beach, stop by Little Venice, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town travel route planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in July, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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.