8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Heraklion
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Kefalos
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: Perth

2
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, stop by the White, Santorini, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira travel itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to Fira is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Fira is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Perth in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Fira, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

1
night
Heraklion

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 11th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Heraklion travel planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kefalos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
night
Kefalos

Kefalos ©
A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for gifts at Ira & Pia, then kick back and relax at Xerokambos (Exotic Beach), and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Stefanos Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kefalos day trip planning app .

Getting from Heraklion to Kefalos by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kefalos are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kefalos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ira & Pia
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Ira & Pia ©
Ira & Pia

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens route planner.

Traveling by flight from Kefalos to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. October in Athens sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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