8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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Athens

Athens ©

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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens itinerary maker site.

Dayton, USA to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dayton in July: high temperatures in Athens hover around 91°F and lows are around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion day trip planning app.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 6th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally do a tasting at Boutari Winery. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 74°F. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Santorini Tours ©
Santorini Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Sailing ©
Santorini Sailing

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