9 days in Riyadh & Greece Itinerary

9 days in Riyadh & Greece Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Heraklion, Greece
— 1 night
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then take in the exciting artwork at Naila Art Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Riyadh road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Heraklion, Greece

— 1 night
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 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Aegeo Spas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Heraklion trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Heraklion takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in June, things will get colder in Heraklion: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Red Beach and Kamari Beach for some beach relaxation. Visit Akrotiri and Ancient Thera for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, hit all the best shops with Sand Lily Boutique, and get interesting insight from Santorini Sailing.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Fira in 2.5 hours. June in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 17th (Thu): visit Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally stroll through Elia Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Sostis Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary builder tool.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take a stroll through Plaka, then steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Monastiraki and then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Athens day trip planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.