22 days in Amsterdam, Zakynthos & Santorini Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 9 nights
Vasilikos, Greece
— 4 nights
Anafonitria, Greece
— 2 nights
Fira, Greece
— 6 nights


Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 9 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Het Plein, Peace Palace, &more), Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and 17de eeuwse Vuurbaak Katwijk aan Zee (in Katwijk). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, walk around Vondelpark, engage your brain at NEMO Science Museum, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Amsterdam is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Amsterdam, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Vasilikos.
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Vasilikos, Greece — 4 nights

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Explore Vasilikos' surroundings by going to Aristeon Ecological Olive Press (in Lithakia), Black Cave (in Kallithea) and Zakynthos-Summer (in Alykanas). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at Holistic Heaven, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zakynthos Metropolis Church, take some stellar pictures from Bochali View Point, and make a trip to Monastery of Panagia Skopiotissa.

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You can fly from Amsterdam to Vasilikos in 7 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam to Vasilikos, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Vasilikos is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Anafonitria.
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Anafonitria, Greece — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): kick back and relax at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), make a trip to Olive Tree, then stroll through Porto Limnionas, and finally head outdoors with Porto Schiza Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Anafonitria Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monastery of St George Kremnon, then learn about winemaking at Goumas Estate - Art & Wine Winery, and finally make a trip to Monastery of Spiliotissa (Holy Virgin of the Cave).

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Traveling by car from Vasilikos to Anafonitria takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 6 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

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Fly from Anafonitria to Fira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. When traveling from Anafonitria in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Fira: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.