16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
3
Elafonisos
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Nafplio
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Agricultural Museum and Boni Windmill and then get a taste of the local shopping with Minima Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with The Big White Gallery, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, view the masterpieces at Dio Horia, stop by Savvas Traditional Greek Products, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Mykonos Town is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach
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Minima Gallery ©
Minima Gallery
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Monastery of Dominican Sisters. For shopping fun, head to S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery or Gabbiano Nero Sculpture and Art. Venture out of the city with trips to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Oia (Oria Gallery & Mnemossyne Gallery) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). There's lots more to do: stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, kick back and relax at Red Beach, view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Pablo Cruzz Art.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Elafonisos.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Santorini, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery ©
S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Elafonisos

Elafonisos ©
Elafonisos is a small Greek island between the Peloponnese and Kythira. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lefki Beach and then stroll through Panagia Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Pounta Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Megali Paralia.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Elafonisos day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fira to Elafonisos. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nafplio.

Things to do in Elafonisos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Pounta Beach ©
Pounta Beach
Megali Paralia ©
Megali Paralia
Panagia Beach
Panagia Beach

2
nights
Nafplio

Nafplio ©
Nafplio, a city famed for its narrow lanes and elegant architecture, provides a comfortable base for exploring the many surrounding ancient sites.
Didyma Caves and Archaeological Site Mycenae are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Ermionis - Bairaktaris Apiary and Agora art gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Astros Beach (in Paralio Astros) and Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou (in Stemnitsa). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, explore the ancient world of Ancient Asine (Kastraki), take a leisurely stroll along Nauplion Promenade, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Agios Spyridonas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Nafplio road trip site .

You can drive from Elafonisos to Nafplio in 4 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Athens.

Things to do in Nafplio

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mycenae, Kranidi, Astros Beach, Moni Agiou Ioanni Prodromou, Ancient Asine (Kastraki)
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Didyma Caves ©
Didyma Caves
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Fortress Palamidi ©
Fortress Palamidi

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermou Street and Pandora Art Gallery. Head to Technohoros Art Gallery and Eleni Marneri Galeriefor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Onassis Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by car from Nafplio to Athens takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nafplio in January: high temperatures in Athens hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Tours
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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