8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Houston

2
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, nightlife, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, make a trip to Erechtheion, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens online travel planner .

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Houston to Athens. When traveling from Houston in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): 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 see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) 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 28th (Thu): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri trip app .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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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 30th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu and then admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, plan for little chillier nights in Corfu Town, with lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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