8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Athens. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in September, with highs in Athens at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and then take a stroll through Little Venice.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): kick back and relax at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Heraklion, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.