9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Sami, Cephalonia
— 2 nights
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  17​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Melissani Cave. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Sami Acropolis, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Antisamos Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Panagia Agrilion. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Myrtos Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, then Head underground at Drogarati Cave, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Port of Sami.

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Washington DC, USA to Sami is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Sami. Traveling from Washington DC in October, Sami is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Myrtos Beach, Drogarati Cave
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Myrtos Beach ©
Myrtos Beach
Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Sami Acropolis ©
Sami Acropolis

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Afrikana, Domahar Rock Bar, Temple of Poseidon, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. National Archaeological Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka and explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sami to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then stroll through KAMARA BEACH. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, then examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Vlichada Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fira tour itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in October, and nighttime lows around 64°F. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, KAMARA BEACH, Vlichada Beach
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH

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