8 days in Reading & Greece Itinerary

8 days in Reading & Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Reading & Greece Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  1 h
1
Reading, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
3
Akrotiri, Greece
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
5
Sami, Greece
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Reading, United Kingdom

Reading ©
Reading is a large, historically important town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. Shop till you drop at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Over Farm Market. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Explore Reading's surroundings by going to The Gallery at The Guild (in Chipping Campden), Stow-on-the-Wold (Fosse Gallery & Tara Antiques Centre) and Gloucester Quays (in Gloucester). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Reading trip maker site .

London to Reading is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Reading

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucester, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, The Cotswold Range
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop ©

1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stop by Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, stroll through Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Sostis Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mykonos Town vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Reading to Mykonos Town in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

1
night
Akrotiri, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Akrotiri journey planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri by ferry takes about 2 hours. August in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a stroll through Plaka, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Akrotiri to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Akrotiri in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are about the same (29°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sami.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Sami, Greece

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach, then Head underground at Melissani Cave, then look for gifts at Myrtillo, and finally stroll through Myrtos Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sami travel tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Athens to Sami takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sami when traveling from Athens in August, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtos Beach, Myrtillo
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Myrtillo ©
Myrtillo
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach

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