8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
2
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
4
Athens
— 2 nights
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): stroll through Ornos Beach.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning website.

Paris, France to Mykonos Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, Mykonos Town is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ornos Beach
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Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Church of Saint George ©
Church of Saint George

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Cultural Village, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, thendelve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, thenexamine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Cultural Village, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist

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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 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, stop by Nerium Oleander, thenexplore the world behind art at Church and the Museum of St. Aikaterini, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Mathaios Sinaites, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion road trip planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Nerium Oleander ©
Nerium Oleander

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Eleftherios Church, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, thendelve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, thenappreciate the history behind Temple of Athena Nike, and finally take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, wander the streets of Plaka, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens driving holiday tool.

Getting from Heraklion to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, thendeepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, thenappreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at British Cemetry.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Corfu Town trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Casa Parlante ©
Casa Parlante
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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