8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
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Kamari, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 8th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Heraklion online trip itinerary builder.

Bucharest, Romania to Heraklion is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Heraklion when traveling from Bucharest in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kamari, Santorini

— 2 nights
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. On the 10th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Kamari trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Kamari takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kamari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), stop by Little Venice, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort and then stroll through Panormos Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 14th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and then stop by Plaka. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find ratings and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary website.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Greece travel guide

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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.