13 days in Corfu, Attica & Santorini Itinerary

13 days in Corfu, Attica & Santorini Itinerary

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Corfu Town
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
— 4 nights


Corfu Town

— 3 nights
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.
Corfu Town is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: expand your understanding of the military at Old Fortress Corfu, don't miss a visit to Spianada Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Spiridon, and admire the striking features of Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Corfu Town is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Corfu Town. September in Corfu Town sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

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— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nikos Limo Taxi Tours. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and stop by Plaka.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip site.

Traveling by flight from Corfu Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Transportation · Tours · Historic Sites
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— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fira: Akrotiri (La Ponta & Experience Horse Riding). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and make a trip to Sunset in Oia.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira trip itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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Ionian Islands travel guide

To see a greener and less-crowded version of Greece, place the Ionian Islands at the top of your itinerary. Stretching along the west coast of the Greek mainland, this chain of islands boasts villages, rural landscapes, and beaches washed by the crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea. The "Seven Islands," as the locals prefer to call them, often seem far removed from the rest of the country. Greatly influenced by past Venetian, British, and French rulers, the islands retain their distinct atmosphere and boast a rich cultural and architectural heritage. To experience some of that special Ionian culture, head to the smaller islands of Paxi and Ithaki, which offer wild terrain and outstanding local cuisine.

Attica travel guide

Home to Athens, the national capital, the historic region of Attica remained a collection of smaller kingdoms for a good portion of its long history. Today the region ranks as one of Greece's top travel destinations, drawing visitors with its archaeological sites that include a string of ancient temples, fortresses, tombs, theaters, columns, and city walls. Attica also includes several islands, ideal for both long-stay vacations and brief day trips from Athens. Be sure to add the northern section of Attica to your itinerary if you wish to escape the cities in favor of forested mountains and gently rolling hills.

Santorini travel guide

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.