8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  4​h 30​min
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Chania Town, Crete
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 2nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the next day, take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens trip planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Athens due to the time zone difference. November in Athens sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

1
night
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, then kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Naxos Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Agios Prokopios Beach, Plaka Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

2
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Holy Monastery of Preveli, wander the streets of Rethymnon Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Kournas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, then don't miss a visit to Monastery of Arkadi, and then identify plant and animal life at Reptisland.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rethymnon tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Naxos Town to Rethymnon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Chania Town.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Reptisland, St. Nicholas Church, Lake Kournas
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Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
Reptisland ©
Reptisland
St. Nicholas Church ©
St. Nicholas Church

1
night
Chania Town, Crete

The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
On the 7th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse, then stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery, and finally delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

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Take a bus from Rethymnon to Chania Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

German War Cemetery, Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera
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Scuba & Snorkeling
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 8th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, and then deepen your knowledge of military history at Old Fortress Corfu.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online travel planner .

You can fly from Chania Town to Corfu Town in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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