8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Corfu Town, Corfu
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  4​h
2
Paros
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
3
Naxos
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bratislava

few
hours
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 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu and then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Corfu Town online day trip planner .

Bratislava, Slovakia to Corfu Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Corfu Town. Traveling from Bratislava in August, expect Corfu Town to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Achilleion Museum
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum

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 7th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogeros Beach, then steep yourself in history at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Paros trip planner.

Getting from Corfu Town to Paros by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Corfu Town in August, expect nights in Paros to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then see the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then delve into the distant past at Portara, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Maragas Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Eggares Olive Press Museum ©
Eggares Olive Press Museum
Agios Prokopios Beach ©
Agios Prokopios Beach

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Fira online visit planner .

Traveling by ferry from Naxos to Fira takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Ancient Thera, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Pelagia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Agia Pelagia Beach, Stalis Beach
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum ©
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum

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