7 days in Greece Itinerary

7 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece visit planner
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— 1 night
Fly to Naxos Is, Taxi to Naxos
— 1 night
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights


Athens — 1 night

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Athens trip maker tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Naxos.
Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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.
On the 16th (Fri), stop by Old Town.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Naxos visit planning website.

Getting from Athens to Naxos by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Naxos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Fira, Santorini — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from the city and head to Red Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Step off the beaten path and head to Vlychada Beach and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fira: Akrotiri (Experience Horse Riding & White Beach). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and kick back and relax at Eros Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Naxos to Fira by ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.