8 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

8 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
3
Naxos
— 1 night
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— Few hours
5
Athens
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion road trip planning app.

Milan, Italy to Heraklion is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Stalis Beach, Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Stalis Beach ©
Stalis Beach
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre ©
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 29th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, thenlearn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock and then make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Fira takes 2.5 hours. July in Fira sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock, Akrotiri LightHouse, Santo Winery
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse

1
night
Naxos

Naxos ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): stroll through Plaka Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Eggares Olive Press Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Naos tou Apollona - Portara, and finally visit Old Town.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Naxos online journey builder.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara

few
hours
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): tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach and then stroll through Paraga Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, thentake an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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