8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Chania Town, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Chania Town, Crete

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falassarna Beach and Samaria Gorge National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chania Town: Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and St. Nicholas Church (in Georgioupolis). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Greek National Football Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at German War Cemetery, brush up on your military savvy at Maritime Museum of Crete, and make a trip to Chania Venetian Lighthouse.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chania Town tour itinerary planner .

Boston, USA to Chania Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boston to Chania Town due to the time zone difference. In June, Chania Town is a bit warmer than Boston - with highs of 84°F and lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Falassarna Beach, Samaria Gorge National Park, Lake Kournas, German War Cemetery, St. Nicholas Church
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Falassarna Beach ©
Falassarna Beach
Greek National Football Museum ©
Greek National Football Museum
Samaria Gorge National Park ©
Samaria Gorge National Park

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel route builder .

You can fly from Chania Town to Athens in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

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

1
night
Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 19th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, kick back and relax at Plaka Beach, then contemplate the long history of Old Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Portara.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Naxos Town trip maker .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. June in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can fly to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Agios Prokopios Beach, Plaka Beach
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Portara ©
Portara

1
night
Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through Corfu Old Town, make a trip to The Liston, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and finally explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Corfu Town online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Naxos Town to Corfu Town takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Corfu Town can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Old Town ©
Corfu Old Town
The Liston ©
The Liston

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