16 days in Jounieh & Santorini Itinerary

16 days in Jounieh & Santorini Itinerary

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Fly to Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Drive to Jounieh
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Jounieh, Lebanon
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 9 nights
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Jounieh, Lebanon — 4 nights

To the north of Beirut lies the coastal city of Jounieh, known for its vibrant nightlife and gorgeous viewpoints.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jounieh: Batroun (Phoenician Wall & Mussaylha Fort), Saydet el Hosn Lady of the Fortress (in Ehden) and Qadisha Valley (in Bcharre). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Churches of Harissa, appreciate the history behind Jeita Grotto, get great views at Saydet el Nouriyi Monastery, and step into the grandiose world of Byblos Castle.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jounieh trip itinerary builder tool.

Montreal, Canada to Jounieh is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in May; daily highs in Jounieh reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Fira, Greece — 9 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Akrotiri (La Ponta & Experience Horse Riding), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Oia) and Windmills of Emporio (in Emporio). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira online journey planner.

Getting from Jounieh to Fira by car takes about 36 hours. Traveling from Jounieh in May, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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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.
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