9 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Bus to Chicago, Il, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Fira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Upupa Epops The Bar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Your inner history buff will appreciate Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka, visit Anafiotika, and don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Indianapolis to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Indianapolis in December; daily highs in Athens reach 59°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife · Spas

Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Three Bells of Fira. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and then don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary maker 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. January in Fira sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Historic Sites
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Athens — 2 nights

On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Athens day trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Athens by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Fira in January since evenings lows in Athens dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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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