7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary planner

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Athens
— 1 night
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Erechtheion and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Monastiraki, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens sightseeing planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 2 nights
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll around Kallithea Springs, enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, and then kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and then stroll through Stegna Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip builder app.

You can fly from Athens to Rhodes Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Rhodes Town, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

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 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach, then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rhodes Town to Mykonos Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Fira, Santorini

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 20th (Tue), kick back and relax at Red Beach, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, then do a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally stroll through Perivolos. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip maker tool.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.