8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece sightseeing planner

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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry
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Naxos
— 1 night
Ferry
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Paros
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri travel route planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Akrotiri is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Cairo in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

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 17th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, then examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, then explore the ancient world of Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Naxos attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Naxos in 1.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Naxos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Paros

— 1 night

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 18th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalogeros Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paros online journey planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Paros in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 18:

Mykonos Town, Mykonos

— 3 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Paraga Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and stroll through Panormos Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Corfu Town, Corfu

— 1 night
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 22nd (Thu), wander the streets of Corfu Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, and then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Corfu Town visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Corfu Town takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Corfu Town: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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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.