8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry + Drive:  5​h
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
night
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Minima Gallery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town online tour itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Mykonos Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in May, things will get little chillier in Mykonos Town: highs are around 26°C and lows about 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

Side Trip

Minima Gallery
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 3rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Delphi.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Delphi travel route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Mykonos Town to Delphi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Delphi, with lows of 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
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour planner .

Getting from Delphi to Athens by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
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 Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

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Traveling by combination of subway, flight, and bus from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Palace of Knossos
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1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Santo Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri day trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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