8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h
1
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Poros
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: New York City

1
night
Mykonos Town

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 (Wed), kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On the next day, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, thendon't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 7th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Akrotiri LightHouse, thendo a tasting at Santo Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by the White, Santorini, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, thenexplore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fira holiday planning app.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in August, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Poros.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Venetsanos Winery, Santo Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

1
night
Poros

Poros ©
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Love Bay, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Askeli Beach, thenstroll through Kanali Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agioi Anargyroi Chapel.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Poros day trip tool.

Explore your travel options from Fira to Poros with the Route module. August in Poros sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Poros

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Askeli Beach ©
Askeli Beach
Love Bay ©
Love Bay

2
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 10th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, thenexplore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally take a stroll through Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Philopappos Hill, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, thenpause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour builder website.

Drive from Poros to Athens in 3.5 hours. August in Athens sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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