8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Colombo
+2
Fly + Bus + Ferry:  13 h 15 min
1
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 day
Ferry:  2 h
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 45 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h
End: Colombo

1
day
Akrotiri, Santorini

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 traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri sightseeing planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Akrotiri is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight, bus, 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 Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion journey planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion takes 2 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 travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium.

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Do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
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), take in the architecture and atmosphere 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 more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 3.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

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