8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7 h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Olympia
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Foot + Subway + Fly:  10 h 15 min
3
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Jeddah

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Nauplion Promenade. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Site Mycenae and St. Luke Archibishop. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, stop by Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in March, with highs in Athens at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Olympia.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nafplio, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Archimedes Museum, learn about winemaking at Olympia Land Winery, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Olympia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Olympia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Olympia trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Athens to Olympia by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in March, Olympia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Olympia

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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Olympia Land Winery ©
Olympia Land Winery
Archaeological Site of Olympia ©
Archaeological Site of Olympia
Archaeological Museum of Olympia ©
Archaeological Museum of Olympia

2
nights
Rhodes Town, Rhodes

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agios Pavlos Beach and Lindos Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights) and Ancient Kamiros. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Tsambika Beach, don't miss a visit to Kallithea Springs, and steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Olympia to Rhodes Town takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rhodes Town when traveling from Olympia in March, with lows around 13°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lindos, Ancient Kamiros, Tsambika Beach, Kallithea Springs
Highlights from your plan
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Ancient Kamiros ©
Ancient Kamiros

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