8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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8 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  7 h 45 min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Subway + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Relax by the water at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Get in touch with nature at KAMARA BEACH and Caldera Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Oia (Mnemossyne Gallery & Atlantis Books) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at MATI Art Gallery, and shop like a local with Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip builder website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Fira is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to Fira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in June, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Fira: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, Art Space, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Atlantis Books E.E. ©
Atlantis Books E.E.
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then wander the streets of Little Venice, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tia handmade, and finally stop by Savvas Traditional Greek Products.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. Head to Ermou Street and Pandora Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaka, browse for treasures at Amorgos Antique Store, stop by The Loom, and tour or see a show at Athinais.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Athens day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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