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
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): take a stroll through Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Athens online trip builder .

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. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect Athens to be much colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Olympia.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Olympia, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then explore and take pictures at Klio's Honey Farm, and finally appreciate the history behind Hermes by Praxiteles.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Olympia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athens to Olympia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Olympia

Wineries Historic Sites
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Klio's Honey Farm ©
Klio's Honey Farm
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.
On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Meteora, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Varlaam Monastery.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kalambaka holiday maker website .

You can drive from Olympia to Kalambaka in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Olympia in October, things will get little chillier in Kalambaka: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time 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.
On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Old Fortress Corfu, then 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, stroll through Corfu Donkey Rescue and then cool off at Aqualand Corfu Water Park.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Corfu Town online trip itinerary 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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kalambaka in October; daily highs in Corfu Town reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) 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

1
night
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 8th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos ©
Archaeological Museum of Mykonos

2
nights
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 9th (Wed), do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding, then stroll through Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, then learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, then examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Caldera Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Akrotiri vacation maker website .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Tomato Industrial Museum, Nea Kameni
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Heraklion online tour itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. October in Heraklion sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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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