18 days in Greece Itinerary

18 days in Greece Itinerary

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18 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Drive + ferry:  6​h 15​min
2
Corfu Town
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ioannina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Papigko
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Kalambaka
— 1 day
6
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Vourvourou
— 2 nights
Drive + train:  7​h
8
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Marathon Beach, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church, and finally look for gifts at The Loom. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Vouliagmeni Beach, identify plant and animal life at Sea Turtle Rescue Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Nicholas.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Athens is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Riyadh in June, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glyfada, Church of Saint Nicholas, Marathon Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach
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Marathon Beach ©
Marathon Beach
Vouliagmeni Beach ©
Vouliagmeni Beach

5
nights
Corfu Town

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Paradise Beach and Old Fortress Corfu. You'll get in some beach time at Corfu Old Town and Halikounas Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Corfu Town: Paleokastritsa (Paleokastritsa Beach, Corfu Donkey Rescue, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Casa Parlante, appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, kick back and relax at Issos Beach, and don't miss a visit to Spianada Square.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Corfu Town trip planner .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Corfu Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Mon) before leaving for Ioannina.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paleokastritsa, Halikounas Beach, Paradise Beach
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Corfu Donkey Rescue ©
Corfu Donkey Rescue
Paleokastritsa Beach ©
Paleokastritsa Beach
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop ©
Sweet 'N Spicy Bahar Shop

1
night
Ioannina

Ioannina ©
Ioannina, often called Yannena within Greece, is the capital and largest city of Epirus, an administrative region in north-western Greece. On the 10th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Vrellis Greek History Museum, explore the historical opulence of Ioannina Castle, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pamvotis.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ioannina vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Corfu Town to Ioannina takes 2.5 hours. In June in Ioannina, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Papigko.

Things to do in Ioannina

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Vrellis Greek History Museum
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Ioannina Castle ©
Ioannina Castle
Lake Pamvotis ©
Lake Pamvotis
Vrellis Greek History Museum ©
Vrellis Greek History Museum

1
night
Papigko

Papigko ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Papingo Rock Pools and then contemplate the waterfront views at Drakolimni.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Papigko sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Ioannina to Papigko takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Papigko when traveling from Ioannina in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Papigko

Nature Parks
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Papingo Rock Pools ©
Papingo Rock Pools
Drakolimni ©
Drakolimni

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the views from Stone Bridge Gate, take a stroll through Old City of Trikala, take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora, then look for gifts at Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi), and finally examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Papigko to Kalambaka by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kalambaka are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Trikala
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi) ©
Meteora Sandals (Ekfrasi)

4
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Visiting Olympic Beach and Potamos Beach will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like White Tower of Thessaloniki and Peraia Beach. Take a break from Thessaloniki with a short trip to Cave of Agios Georgios in Kilkis, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Hagios Demetrios, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapani Market, explore the ancient world of Eptapyrgio Castle, and view the masterpieces at Seikilo.

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Drive from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vourvourou.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cave of Agios Georgios, Olympic Beach, Peraia Beach
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Olympic Beach ©
Olympic Beach
Kapani Market ©
Kapani Market
Olicatessen ©
Olicatessen

2
nights
Vourvourou

Vourvourou is village near Agios Nikolaos, in the Chalkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. Do your shopping at Kayaking & Canoeing and Kalogria Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Fava Beach and Koviou Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Spathies Beach, stroll through Le Mantri, and stop by Logotrivi.

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You can drive from Thessaloniki to Vourvourou in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Vourvourou

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nikitis, Logotrivi, Kalogria Beach, Le Mantri
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach
Spathies Beach ©
Spathies Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
On the 19th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and then enjoy the sand and surf at Asteras Glyfada Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, and then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Vourvourou to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Asteras Glyfada Beach
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Food Tours
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

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