8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Mykonos, Ferry to Akrotiri
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 day
Ferry
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly

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Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 day

Greek Pompeii

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 17th (Sat): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri sightseeing planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Akrotiri is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Akrotiri is minus 3.5 hours. When traveling from Colombo in November, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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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 18th (Sun), observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion journey planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

Athens

— 3 nights

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. November in Athens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Thessaloniki

— 1 night

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 22nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, then enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and finally make a trip to Aristotelous Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Thessaloniki is slightly colder than Athens - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Greece travel guide

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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.