8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Paros
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h 30​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 29th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then take a stroll through Plaka, then admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Monastiraki, stop by Old Orient Jewelry, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Athens driving holiday planner.

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Athens is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paros.

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

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 31st (Fri), head off the coast to Parikia Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, then take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, and finally contemplate the long history of Lefkes.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Paros trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Paros in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Paros are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral

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night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 1st (Sat), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

Start your trip to Heraklion by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by ferry from Paros to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., see the interesting displays at Tomato Industrial Museum, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri tour itinerary app .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. June in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tomato Industrial Museum, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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 3rd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), wander the streets of Little Venice, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then step into the grandiose world of New Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, and finally make a trip to Spianada Square.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

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