11 days in Greece Itinerary

11 days in Greece Itinerary

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11 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Riyadh


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2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 1st (Tue), make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Plaka, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel route planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in October; daily highs in Athens reach 28°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Palace of Knossos, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, then examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Reptisland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Heraklion are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Oia, Santorini

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Red Beach, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oia road trip website .

Ride a ferry from Heraklion to Oia in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Oia can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the striking features 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Corfu Donkey Rescue and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

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Fly from Oia to Corfu Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Oia in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Corfu Town. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and then make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can fly from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. October in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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