8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a pleasant ride with Santo Horse Riding, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akrotiri is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Nature & Wildlife Tours, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary site .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Kapari Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

3
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 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, then make a trip to Syntagma Station, then admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and finally wander the streets of Plaka.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Athens attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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
Plaka ©
Plaka

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