8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Corinth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pilos
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Delphi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Itea
Drive to Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Fly to Pulkovo Airport

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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Plaka, visit Anafiotika, then identify plant and animal life at Donkeysland, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and finally explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online sightseeing planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Athens is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Athens. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than St. Petersburg - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Corinth.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Corinth

— 1 night
History remains the main attraction in Corinth, a city built near the site of its fabled ancient counterpart.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Corinth Canal.

To find out how to plan a trip to Corinth, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Athens to Corinth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Pilos.

Things to do in Corinth

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Pilos

— 2 nights
For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Pilos journey site.

You can drive from Corinth to Pilos in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Corinth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Pilos, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Delphi.

Things to do in Pilos

Historic Sites · Parks · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Delphi

— 2 nights
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 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tholos, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum & Archaeological Collection of Galaxidi, then make a trip to O Tafos tou Lokrou, then explore the activities along Kryas Livadeia Springs, and finally step into the grandiose world of Medieval Castle Livadia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Delphi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pilos to Delphi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Delphi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Itea.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Itea

Itea, is a town and a former municipality in the southeastern part of Phocis, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Itea Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Itea holiday builder app.

Itea is very close to Delphi. August in Itea sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Itea

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
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.