8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 2 nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights


Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get in touch with nature at Kamari Beach and Skaros Rock. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fira route maker site.

Chicago, USA to Fira is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips

Naxos Town, Naxos — 2 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then wander the streets of Old Town, and then stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Kastro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos Town online tour planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Mykonos — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Paralia Kalafati and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town travel route website.

Getting from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips

Greece travel guide

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.