8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and wander the streets of Plaka.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens travel route planner .

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

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
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 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planning tool .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

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 2nd (Sun), ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., then stroll through Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. In June in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

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

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 3rd (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip builder app .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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