Unfold a vacation sure to astound as you encounter ancient legends, historic ruins, expansive turquoise waters, and serene island getaways. From the well-known highlights of Athens and Santorini to hidden gems, you can design your perfect 7-day Greece itinerary with Zicasso’s local specialists who are sure to deliver a unique experience.

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7 Day Greece Itineraries

Greece 7 Day Itinerary at a Glance

Greece’s wealth of ancient history and temperate weather add to its delicious Mediterranean cuisine and sun-dappled shores. This captivating country boasts a vast array of incredible sights to see and a rich culture in which to immerse yourself.

Whether you spend your time in Greece visiting the hallowed grounds where famed Greek philosophers, such as Socrates and Aristotle, once held court, traveling to the Meteora monasteries, or basking in the sun on the Greek Islands, your seven days in Greece will be imbued with relaxation, delicious food, amazing sights, and a plethora of outdoor activities.

Regions

Greece’s main regions include:

Sterea, Peloponnese, Thessaly, Epirus, Macedonia, and Thrace. There are also more than 2,000 islands in Greece, which include Crete, the Cyclades, the Dodecanese, the Ionian, the Sporades, the Saronic, and the Eastern Aegean islands. Of the 2,000 Greek Islands, only 168 are inhabited.

Climate

Greece is home to a relatively mild climate that is classified as Mediterranean. The summers in Greece are hot and dry, and July and August are typically the hottest. During these months, the temperature ranges from 86 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Some days can get as hot as 104 degrees Fahrenheit. Winters tend to be somewhat cold and rainy.

The further north you travel in Greece, the cooler the temperatures become. In the northernmost regions, winters can get relatively cold, and some even experience snow. Greece’s southern areas and the Greek Islands enjoy a more temperate winter.

Population

There are approximately 10.5 million people that live in Greece. Roughly 75% of these people reside in or near the big cities, such as Athens and Thessaloniki. Athens is Greece’s capital and largest city with a population of about three million.

Religion

The majority of the Greeks identify as Christian Orthodox, and the remainder of the residents identify as a mixture of Muslim, Catholic, and Jewish faiths.

Language

The official language of Greece is Greek, but there are also some non-official dialects that are spoken throughout the country. As you travel throughout most major cities and the major islands, it is common to hear languages like English, German, French, and Italian.

Currency

Greece’s official currency is the Euro. Most hotels, restaurants, and shops in Greece accept major credit cards, although you might still encounter some that only accept cash. Therefore, it is always advisable that you carry at least some cash with you as you travel throughout Greece.

Most of the mainland and the more frequented Greek Islands have banks and ATMs that are easy to find. If your vacation leads you to some of the more remote islands in Greece, ATMs may become more difficult to find.

Where to Visit in 7 Days

Greece is filled with so many fascinating and fantastic destinations that it often provides quite a conundrum for travelers who are trying to decide what areas of the country to visit with their limited seven days. From Athens to Paros, and from Santorini to Mykonos, this 7-day Greece tour leads you to must-see locations and has you indulging in unique experiences to make the most of your limited time.

The first day of your 7-day Greece tour will be spent delving into the capital city of Athens’ most iconic sites with a private tour of some of the city’s most iconic sites, such as the Acropolis, the Plaka district, and much more. A gourmet food tour will then allow you to dive into the plethora of culinary delights that Athens has to offer, such as baklava and souvlaki.

On the third day of your vacation, you will sail to Paros to explore its wonders. This excursion will be complete with a side trip to Antiparos. Preparing an authentic Greek meal with a local master will conclude your evening. The following day, you will sail to Santorini, where you will continue to sail along the island’s sparkling shores. A sightseeing adventure will then introduce you to Santorini’s most acclaimed sights on day five. The next day, you will journey to Mykonos, where you will be introduced to the charming Old Town and much more. You will spend your final two days on this island haven.

Best Time to Visit Greece

The best time to visit Greece for this 7-day tour is between late-May and early-September. Visiting during this time will allow you to experience Greece’s best weather. If you have children, planning your 7-day Greece tour between May and early September is also an excellent time to utilize your kids’ vacation from school.

Greece’s peak summer months are July and August. During this high season, tourists flock to Greece, especially to the country’s iconic island destinations of Mykonos and Santorini. Another thing to seriously consider is the heat index of Greece during the summer. Temperatures during this time tend to be in the high 80s and 90s Fahrenheit.

Holidays are another factor to figure into your vacation plans. August 15th is a religious holiday in Greece, which means that the residents are all on vacation. For this reason, it may be wise to opt for visiting smaller and less frequented islands during these peak seasons and special holidays.

Essential Experiences in Greece

Greece is a richly diverse country that provides its visitors with an abundance of epic and unforgettable experiences. We consider the following three excursions to be among the nation’s most unforgettable:

Sample the Signature Cuisine of Athens

You can indulge your appetite and dive into a delicious array of Greek cuisine during a private food tour of Athens.

Visit Athens’ Most Iconic Landmarks and Monuments

From the historically-rich Acropolis to the trendy Plaka neighborhood, you will be delighted by Greece’s capital city as you explore its most iconic sites.

Fall in Love with Mykonos’ Old Town

You can stroll through Mykonos’ Old Town and learn about the fascinating island from an expert guide.

Travel Considerations

When you are traveling to Greece for your 7-day tour, this helpful information will help plan for your departure.

Weather

Avoiding Greece’s intense heat during the summer months is paramount to many travelers who are looking to make the most of their 7-day trip. Planning your vacation between the months of April and June or during September is your best chance to experience Greece’s best weather. During this time, the weather is not as hot as it is in July and August, and the country is still relatively free of rain. This is also an excellent time to take advantage of the slightly smaller crowds and to visit the more popular islands of Mykonos and Santorini.

Transportation

There are modern bus and tram systems that service Greece, especially in the larger cities. There are also ferries that travel back and forth between most islands. As you are planning your Greek vacation, it is vital to be aware that the ferry schedules vary dramatically throughout the year. October and March experience very limited services.

Renting a car is another option that travelers have for transportation when visiting Greece. This mode of transportation allows greater flexibility and gives you the freedom to take each day at your own pace. Greece’s highways and roads are also well-marked and well-maintained.

Zicasso eliminates every worry and hassle by handling your transportation needs for you. We ensure that you have private transfers between all destinations during your Greece tour.

Packing

Weather Considerations

The weather in Greece is known to be quite mild and temperate. A pair of light pants, jeans, a light jacket, a few pairs of shorts, and an assortment of shirts or sundresses should be adequate to keep you warm and cool enough as you enjoy both the Greek days and nights. If traveling closer to February or December, you may want to pack a few sweaters and a light rain jacket.

Electrical Considerations

Greece uses type C and F outlets, and the standard voltage is 230 V.

Pharmaceutical Considerations

Pharmacies are easily accessible and scattered throughout Greece, so you should have no issues with finding basic pharmaceutical necessities. If your journey takes you to one of Greece’s smaller islands, access to such facilities may be limited.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. Click here to see our travel insurance page and to get a quote.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24x7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Travel Documents

Ensuring that you carry the appropriate travel documents is vital when traveling to Greece. To ensure that your journey is stress-free, you should pack the proper paperwork and always keep it handy:

  • Personal medical information
  • Pertinent information regarding any medical condition(s) from your doctor, especially any medication that you are taking
  • Emergency contact information
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Proof of airline tickets and reservations
  • Customs forms and documents
  • Hotel or accommodation reservations
  • Travel and medical insurance

Your Zicasso travel specialist will be able to provide requirements that are specific to your trip, although responsibility always lies with the traveler to ensure that all is in order. Travel requirements can change with little to no notice, so it is wise to stay updated as your trip nears.

Finances & Tipping

ATMs are easy to find throughout Greece and readily accept a wide range of debit cards. Almost all vendors accept Euros as payment. It is wise to reach out to your home bank and credit companies to inform them of your upcoming travels.

During your shopping expeditions in Greece, many vendors will be open to haggling with you over prices. You should be aware that this practice is not usually accepted at retailers.

Tipping in Greece is becoming more popular, but it is not obligatory. Further specifics on appropriate amounts if you want to tip can be provided by your Zicasso travel specialist.

Safety & Accessibility of Resources

Greece is known as being a safe European country. Exercising caution when using public transportation or visiting crowded public marketplaces is advised.

Crime Rate

Greece has been deemed safe for travelers by the United States Department of State. Although Greece does have pickpockets and purse-snatchers, these criminals are mostly concentrated around crowded areas and on public transportation.

Medical & First Aid

With pharmacies being readily available throughout most areas in Greece, you will be able to purchase most first aid or medication that you need during your vacation. Just to be safe, it is advisable that you pack any and all medications from your doctor.

Water & Food Safety

There are no specific precautions regarding food and health safety that should particularly concern travelers when they are visiting Greece.

Travel with Zicasso

When planning a luxury vacation, every detail matters, which is why our approach is different. We will match you with leading travel specialists who are the most qualified to make your dream trip happen. They know their country better than anyone, and each travel specialist in Zicasso’s network is among the finest travel agents and tour operators, comprising of the top tier of the industry. Experience the wonder of an exceptional itinerary crafted just for you.

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