8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary planner

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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Drive to Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Fly to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Drive to Gouvia
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Gouvia, Corfu
— 2 nights
Drive to Ioannis Kapodistrias International Airport, Fly to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and then get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then stroll through Red Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning app.

New York City, USA to Fira is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Fira due to the time zone difference. In July in Fira, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Crete

— 1 night
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 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Heraklion are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gouvia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Gouvia, Corfu

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Maska Leather, then get interesting insight from Apollo Dive Center, then head outdoors with Sakis Water Sports, and finally Head underground at Nissaki Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gouvia route planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Heraklion to Gouvia. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Gouvia, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Gouvia

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Gouvia to Athens with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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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.