8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Poros
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Mykonos Town

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through Kalo Livadi Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, then stroll through Panormos Beach, and finally stroll through Agios Sostis Beach.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip planning app .

New York City, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Mykonos Town. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalo Livadi Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at the White, Santorini, examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Poros.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Venetsanos Winery, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery
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Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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night
Poros

Poros ©
Poros is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, about 58km south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200m wide sea channel, with the town of Galatas on the mainland across the strait. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Love Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Askeli Beach, then kick back and relax at Kanali Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agioi Anargyroi Chapel.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Poros day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Fira to Poros with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Poros

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Askeli Beach ©
Askeli Beach
Love Bay ©
Love Bay

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then delve into the distant past at Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and finally wander the streets of Plaka. On your second day here, walk around Philopappos Hill, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens day trip website .

Traveling by car from Poros to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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