8 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

8 days in Greek Isles & Athens Itinerary

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Bus to Rome, Fly to Corfu Town
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Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly
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Kalamaki
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly to Rome, Train to Perugia

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Corfu Town, Corfu — 1 night

Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
On the 24th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of New Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu. On the next day, admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art, then examine the collection at Casa Parlante, and then get a dose of the wild on Madalena Boat Trips.

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Perugia, Italy to Corfu Town is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Corfu Town when traveling from Perugia in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kalamaki.
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Kalamaki — 2 nights

Home to a world-famous beach serving as a protected nesting ground for endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Kalamaki sits on the southeastern coastline of Zakynthos.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with Coastal Diving Center, examine the collection at Aristeon Ecological Olive Press, and then stroll through Laganas Beach. On the next day, expand your horizons at Hanne Mi.S.Ceramic Art Studio, then kick back and relax at Banana Beach, and then kick back and relax at Crystal Beach Kalamaki.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kalamaki trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Kalamaki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Kalamaki can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Athens — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus. Keep things going the next day: visit Plaka, then enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with Nautilus Dive Center.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens travel route builder website.

Fly from Kalamaki to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kalamaki in July since evenings lows in Athens dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 30th (Sat), make a trip to Sunset in Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then take an in-depth tour of Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing and then do a tasting at Santo Winery.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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