13 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

13 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

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13 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

Start: Peoria
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Naxos
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h
End: Peoria

5
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Perivolos and Eros Beach. Get some cultural insight at Ancient Thera and Akrotiri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Akrotiri (White Beach & La Ponta). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, stroll through Red Beach, and examine the collection at Cultural Village.

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Peoria, USA to Fira is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Peoria to Fira is 8 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Peoria in September since evenings lows in Fira dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Perivolos, Cultural Village, Vlychada Beach
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Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): stroll through Kalados Beach, then delve into the distant past at Portara, then steep yourself in history at Kastro, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On the next day, steep yourself in history at The Church of Panagia Drossiani, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then stroll through Maragas Beach.

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Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Naxos sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Portara ©
Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town
Kastro ©
Kastro

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, then take a stroll through Plaka District, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

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Do a combination of flight and subway from Naxos to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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