8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
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Delphi
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympia
— 1 night
Bus to Athens, Fly to Matala
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Matala, Crete
— 1 night
Drive
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Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Taxi to Perissa
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Perissa, Santorini
— 2 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Manchester

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Delphi

— 1 night
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Delphi and then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to Delphi is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Delphi at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums

Olympia

— 1 night
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE. Inscribed on the World Heritage List, the remains of Olympia's sanctuary allow visitors to admire the timeless mastery of ancient Greek builders.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Archaeological Site of Olympia and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Olympia trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Olympia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Matala.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums · Historic Sites

Matala, Crete

— 1 night
A low-key tourist resort known for its ancient cliffside caves, Matala boasts a rich history that spans over 2,000 years.
On the 25th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Matala Beach and then stroll through Red Sand Beach (Kokkini Ammos).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Matala day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Matala in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Olympia in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Matala, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chania Town.

Things to do in Matala

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Chania Town, Crete

— 2 nights
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 26th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seitan Limania Beach. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Chania, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agii Apostoli Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Ancient Aptera.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chania Town day trip planning app.

You can drive from Matala to Chania Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perissa.

Things to do in Chania Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Perissa, Santorini

— 2 nights
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): do a tasting at Santo Winery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and then do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perissa travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chania Town to Perissa in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perissa

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.