8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Fira, Santorini
— 1 night
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights


Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in April; daily highs in Athens reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira, Santorini — 1 night

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then stroll through Red Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira itinerary site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Heraklion, Crete — 3 nights

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 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, don't miss a visit to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally contemplate the long history of Castello del Molo (Koules).

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Heraklion trip maker app.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Heraklion are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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.