8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Adelaide

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Museum of Delos in Delos (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and stroll through Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town attractions planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Mykonos Town is minus 7 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Adelaide in August, with highs in Mykonos Town at 33°C and lows at 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Archaeological Museum of Delos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Kapari Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (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 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Heraklion day trip site .

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 a bit cooler days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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