8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Faliraki, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Heraklion, Crete
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
4
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
+3
taxi + Fly + foot + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, and then steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary planning app .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Athens is an approximately 17-hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Athens. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Faliraki.

Things to do in Athens

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

2
nights
Faliraki, Rhodes

Faliraki ©
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
On the 13th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Butterflies. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Faliraki Beach.

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Getting from Athens to Faliraki by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. May in Faliraki sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Faliraki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Valley of the Butterflies
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Valley of the Butterflies ©
Valley of the Butterflies
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and then steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Faliraki to Heraklion in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Akrotiri online itinerary planner .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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