8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kuwait City in July, plan for cooler days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, meet the residents at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, and finally see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Heraklion vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Heraklion: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Kazantzakis Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 28th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Sunset in Oia, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oia driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

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