8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
— 3 nights


Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Salt Lake City, USA to Fira is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Fira. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Fira, with lows of 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

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You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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— 3 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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and visit Plaka.

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You can fly from Heraklion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.