8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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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 2nd (Wed), delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion travel planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Heraklion is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Manchester in September, expect Heraklion to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

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
The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 3rd (Thu), stroll through Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, thenmake a trip to Sunset in Oia, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fira day trip site.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, thenvisit Little Venice, thendon't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, thenvisit Plaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, thendon't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online travel route planner.

Getting from Athens to Corfu Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Corfu Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Aqualand Corfu Water Park ©
Aqualand Corfu Water Park
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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