8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Athens
— 1 day
Drive
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Arachova
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Hydra
— 1 day
Unknown
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Paros
— 1 day
Ferry
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Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia
— 1 night
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Athens

— 1 day

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Monastiraki, identify plant and animal life at Donkeysland, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. When traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 30th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Delphi, kick back and relax at Itea Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Delphi travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in December, expect little chillier with lows of 4°C in Delphi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arachova.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Arachova

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Arachova driving holiday tool.

Arachova is just a stone's throw from Delphi. You'll set off for Hydra on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in Arachova

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Hydra

— 1 day
Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. On the 31st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Komiseos Theotokou Monastery, then look for gifts at The Hydra Trading Company, then explore the world behind art at Historical Archive - Museum of Hydra, and finally stop by Marialena Maramenou.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hydra tour itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Arachova to Hydra with the Route module. In December in Hydra, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Paros.

Things to do in Hydra

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Paros

— 1 day

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Lageri beach and then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town.

Find out how to plan Paros trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hydra to Paros. In January, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 1:
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Naxos

— 1 night
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and then look for gifts at Naxia Sweet Home.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos online trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Naxos in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Naxos

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Oia

— 1 night
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, then stroll through Katharos Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and finally choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oia online trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naxos to Oia in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Outdoors · Transportation · Tours · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 3:

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Cyclades travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Located southeast of the Greek mainland, the Cyclades island group constitutes part of an archipelago containing over 2,000 islands. Quintessentially Mediterranean, the islands feature varied landscapes that include sun-drenched beaches, bare mountains, olive groves, ancient ruins, lush vineyards, and whitewashed villages. Santorini and Mykonos remain the Cyclades' main tourist attractions, luring vacationers with golden sands and lively nightlife. You can easily avoid the big crowds by settling on less-frequented Antiparos or Anafi, small islands with quiet beaches and picturesque coastal walks. If you're not married to the idea of staying in one place, use one of the bigger islands as your base and spend time touring the remote islets, which provide plenty of privacy and tranquility.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.