8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kaunas
+2
Bus + Train + Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  1 h 15 min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
End: Kaunas

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens itinerary planner.

Kaunas, Lithuania to Athens is an approximately 9- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kaunas in May: high temperatures in Athens hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip app.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in June, you will find days in Heraklion are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
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 5th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri trip itinerary planning site.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
On the 6th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town route planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

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

1
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 7th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Mon Repos Palace, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu, then see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough 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
Mon Repos Palace ©
Mon Repos Palace

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