8 days in Greece Itinerary

8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Santorini, Bus to Oia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
— 2 nights



One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Athens is minus 1 hour. In March, Athens is a bit cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C. On the 18th (Fri), you're off to Oia.
Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Shopping

Oia — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Santorini Exclusive Sailing Odysseas Sailing Yacht as well as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Get out of town with these interesting Oia side-trips: Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach) and Ancient Thera (in Kamari). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sunset in Oia, stop by Eponymo, take in the exciting artwork at Oria Art Gallery, and explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Oia online visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Oia in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 21st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mykonos Town.
Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Side Trips

Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautyworld Spa. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then stop by Little Venice, and then make a trip to Matoyianni Street.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trips

Athens — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Acropolis of Athens. On the 23rd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Museum of Pavlos and Alexandra Kanellopoulos, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.