8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and stop by the White, Santorini.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fira travel route planner.

Perth, Australia to Fira is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Fira is minus 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in October since evenings lows in Fira dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.
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Heraklion — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Kefalos.
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Kefalos — 1 night

A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.
On the 12th (Sat), stop by Ira & Pia, then stroll through Exotic Beach, and then stroll through Agios Stefanos Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Kefalos travel website.

Getting from Heraklion to Kefalos by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kefalos are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

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 13th (Sun): wander the streets of Plaka, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation planning tool.

Getting from Kefalos to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.

Crete travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Kos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.