8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Skiathos
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Hydraiki Athens One Day Cruise has been added to your itinerary. On the 11th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and finally explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Hydraiki Athens One Day Cruise.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour planner.

Valletta, Malta to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valletta to Athens due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Skiathos.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Skiathos

Skiathos ©
Boasting some of Greece's finest beaches, Skiathos swells with vacationers from colder European countries at the height of the tourist season.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Troulos Beach and Driftwood Art. Relax by the water at Maratha Beach and Hidden Beach. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Krifi Ammos Beach, stroll through Megali Ammos Beach, and steep yourself in history at The Papadiamandis House.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Skiathos travel planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Skiathos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Skiathos, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Skiathos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Maratha Beach ©
Maratha Beach
Megali Ammos Beach ©
Megali Ammos Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get great views at Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira tour planner.

Fly from Skiathos to Fira in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Historic Sites Transportation

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Sunset in Oia, Ancient Thera
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Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ancient Thera ©
Ancient Thera

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