8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

2
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: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Numismatic Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Athens online attractions planner .

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit warmer in Athens: highs are around 70°F and lows about 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) 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.
On the 30th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Heraklion road trip tool .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., trot along with Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Akrotiri attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Akrotiri are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then look for gifts at White, then don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary app .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Spas
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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