13 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

13 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Naxos
— 2 nights
Taxi to Naxos Is, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini — 5 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Ancient Thera and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Akrotiri and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Akrotiri (White Beach & La Ponta). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to The Castle of St Nicholas, stroll through Eros Beach, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Peoria, USA to Fira is an approximately 132-hour travel. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Peoria to Fira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Peoria in September, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Naxos.
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Naxos — 2 nights

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): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalados Beach, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Apollo – Portara, then take a stroll through Kastro, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Drossiani Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Prokopios Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Maragas Beach.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Athens.
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Athens — 3 nights

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): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, then take a stroll through Plaka, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Naxos to Athens by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
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