8 days in Greece Itinerary

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Fly to Athens, Bus to Delphi
— 1 night
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— 3 nights
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights


Delphi — 1 night

On the 28th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at MoKa Honey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Delphi, then get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Treasury of the Athenians, and finally contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Delphi day trip tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Delphi is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in April: high temperatures in Delphi hover around 24°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Nafplio.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Nafplio — 1 night

On the 30th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Fortress Palamidi, then take in the waterfront at Nauplion Promenade, then look for gifts at TASTE3, and finally explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site Mycenae.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Nafplio visit planner.

Getting from Delphi to Nafplio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Delphi in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nafplio, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Athens.
Side Trip
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Athens — 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, wander the streets of Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens route planner.

Drive from Nafplio to Athens in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nafplio in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Athens, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Heraklion.
Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Heraklion, Crete — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then observe the fascinating underwater world at CRETAquarium.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Heraklion holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Greece travel guide

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.