12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Olympia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  4​h
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 17th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take a stroll through Plaka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planning app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Athens. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Olympia

Olympia ©
Inhabited since prehistoric times, Olympia remains best known as the site of the original Olympic Games, held there for the first time in 776 BCE.
On the 20th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Archaeological Site of Olympia, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hermes by Praxiteles.

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Traveling by car from Athens to Olympia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Olympia when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries Historic Sites
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Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Meteora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka travel route planning tool .

Drive from Olympia to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kalambaka sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then don't miss a visit to The Liston, and finally don't miss a visit to Spianada Square. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then make a splash at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Kalambaka to Corfu Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Kalambaka in July, Corfu Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Corfu Donkey Rescue, Aqualand Corfu Water Park
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Spianada Square ©
Spianada Square

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll through Panormos Beach and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planning app .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Corfu Town in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
On the 26th (Fri), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., tour the pleasant surroundings at Santo Horse Riding, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akrotiri route planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. July in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A.
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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.
On the 27th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then meet the residents at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Heraklion route maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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