8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h 45​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:  13​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get great views at Mount Lycabettus, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning tool .

Montreal, Canada to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Montreal to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can 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 10th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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.
On the 11th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., look for all kinds of wild species at Santo Horse Riding, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri planner .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. On the next day, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, stroll through Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town tour builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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