8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
2
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
3
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Montreal

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Elia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town online trip maker .

Montreal, Canada to Mykonos Town is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Mykonos Town is 7 hours. Traveling from Montreal in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Mykonos Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): kick back and relax at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach, and finally learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri trip itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Simos Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panagia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Megali Paralia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Elafonisos trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Akrotiri to Elafonisos with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Simos Beach ©
Simos Beach

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 12th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then wander the streets of Plaka, and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens travel planner .

Traveling by car from Elafonisos to Athens takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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

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