8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly
1
Athens
— 1 night
Drive
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Bus to Athens, Fly to Heraklion
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Heraklion
— 1 night
Ferry
5
Akrotiri
— 1 night
Fly

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
National Archaeological Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Parthenon, then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then examine the collection at Numismatic Museum, and finally visit Plaka.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

1
night
Delphi

Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Delphi and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Delphi trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Athens to Delphi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Delphi dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

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Olympia

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia and then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Olympia trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Olympia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September in Olympia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Olympia

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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night
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Palace of Knossos. On the 8th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip maker app.

Getting from Olympia to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. Traveling from Olympia in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Heraklion, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

1
night
Akrotiri

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.
On the 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, examine the collection at Cultural Village, then see the interesting displays at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, then see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and finally learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri trip tool.

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.

Crete travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Islands
Great Island
The largest of the Greek islands, Crete offers travelers more than just sun, sea, and sand. Famed for its warm hospitality, outstanding infrastructure, and contrasting landscapes, the island represents one of the world's richest areas in terms of history and culture. Crete burst onto the world scene over 4,000 years ago, when it served as the center of the Minoan civilization, one of Europe's earliest organized societies. Despite the island's wealth of developed beaches, the traces of the mysterious and enchanting Minoan empire remain Crete's top attraction, drawing visitors from all over the world. The island capital Heraklion provides an ideal base for exploring a renowned Minoan palace complex, the site of Europe's oldest city.

Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.