8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + shuttle:  10​h
1
Hersonissos, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  4​h 45​min
2
Paros
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Naxos
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Hersonissos, Crete

Hersonissos ©
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, then explore the activities along Lake Voulismeni, and finally step off the mainland to explore Fortress Spinalonga. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hersonissos travel planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hersonissos is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Hersonissos. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Hersonissos to be colder, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Paros.

Things to do in Hersonissos

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Heraklion, Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Fortress Spinalonga
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach, then contemplate the long history of Lefkes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and finally head off the coast to Parikia Town.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paros attractions planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Hersonissos to Paros takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. July in Paros sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral ©
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town

1
night
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 9th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, then take a stroll through Kastro, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Naxos trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Paros to Naxos by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Naxos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastro ©
Kastro
Portara ©
Portara

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach
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Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

2
nights
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 11th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vlychada Beach, enjoy the sea views from Akrotiri LightHouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. In July in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Vlychada Beach
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Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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