8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens road trip planning site.

Houston, USA to Athens is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Houston to Athens, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in May, you will find days in Athens are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick 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 delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Heraklion road trip website.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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.
On the 28th (Thu), do a tasting at Boutari Winery, explore by horseback at Experience Horse Riding, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akrotiri journey builder tool.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. In May in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
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Experience Horse Riding ©
Experience Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Boutari Winery ©
Boutari Winery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), thensee the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip site.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in May, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu and then admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip app.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Corfu Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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