8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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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 29th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, thenexplore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Paleokastritsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, contemplate the long history of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town journey planner.

New York City, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Corfu Town due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Corfu Town are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Monastery of Paleokastritsa
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Achilleion Museum ©
Achilleion Museum
Church of Saint Spiridon ©
Church of Saint Spiridon
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu

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nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Cycladic Art, thenwander the streets of Plaka, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. July in Athens sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, thendo a tasting at Santo Winery, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Fira are a bit cooler (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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The Natural History Museum of Crete ©
The Natural History Museum of Crete
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, have some family-friendly fun at Throne of Helios, don't miss a visit to Mandraki Harbour, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), and finally steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Rhodes Town travel site.

You can fly from Heraklion to Rhodes Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Church of Our Lady of Filerimos
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Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights

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