8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece attractions planner

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

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 14th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and then wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planning app.

Bucharest, Romania to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Bucharest in August, with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally visit Little Venice. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 18th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), experience rural life at Snail Farm and Fun, relax and rejuvenate at Aegeo Spas, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, 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 find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

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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.