8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Pune

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, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planning website .

Pune, India to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Athens is minus 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

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
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 6th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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 7th (Sat), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then explore by horseback at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akrotiri journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In September in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
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 8th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In September in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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