16 days in Athens, Santorini & Faliraki Itinerary

16 days in Athens, Santorini & Faliraki Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
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Faliraki
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Athens
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi, Nauplion Promenade, &more). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate the long history of Hellenic Parliament, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker.

Jackson, USA to Athens is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jackson to Athens is 8 hours. Traveling from Jackson in September, you will find days in Athens are a bit cooler (84°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fira trip builder.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Faliraki.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki

— 3 nights
Famed for its sandy beaches, Faliraki serves as a major destination on the island of Rhodes.
Step out of Faliraki with an excursion to Lindos Beach in Lindos--about 42 minutes away. On the 26th (Sun), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's still lots to do: cool off at Water Park, see the interesting displays at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Faliraki trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Faliraki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Faliraki are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Faliraki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Fedon & Orestis, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Faliraki to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.