13 days in Greece Itinerary

13 days in Greece Itinerary

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13 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
5
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery and then take in the exciting artwork at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take a stroll through Plaka, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in October, things will get cooler in Athens: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Spyridon First Beach, experience rural life at Corfu Donkey Rescue, see the interesting displays at Casa Parlante, then take in the exciting artwork at Corfu Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Alikes Lefkimis. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Tsami Ceramics, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, admire the landmark architecture of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Icon Gallery, and finally shop like a local with Emporion D'artes.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Corfu Town travel planner .

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. October in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tsami Ceramics, St. Spyridon First Beach, Alikes Lefkimis, Corfu Donkey Rescue
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
St. Spyridon First Beach ©
St. Spyridon First Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The House of Fine Art Mykonos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town driving holiday app .

Getting from Corfu Town to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery. Visiting Santo Horse Riding and Red Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery, look for gifts at Aquamarine Jewelry, shop like a local with Art Space, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira trip planner .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Art Space, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete. Get outdoors at The Natural History Museum of Crete and Reptisland. Go for a jaunt from Heraklion to Kouses to see Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, and do a tasting at Winery Stilianou.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Fira to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, Reptisland, Botano Cretan Mountain Herbs, Kazantzakis Museum, The Palace of Knossos
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