8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece itinerary planner

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Fly
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry to Rafina, Drive to Delphi
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Athens
— 3 nights
Fly
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Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Ferry
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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 1 night

Chora Mykonos

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 1st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Minima Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town tour planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Mykonos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in May, expect Mykonos Town to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo In Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Delphi trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Delphi by combination of ferry and car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mykonos Town in May since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, take a stroll through Plaka, and catch a live event at Panathenaic Stadium.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Delphi in May since evenings lows in Athens dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Heraklion, Crete

— 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 7th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

Akrotiri, Santorini

— 1 night

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 8th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Akrotiri online trip maker.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2.5 hours. In May in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 7 — 8:

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.