5 days in Greece Itinerary

5 days in Greece Itinerary

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5 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Subway:  16 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Sami, Cephalonia
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Corfu Town, Corfu
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Cincinnati

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night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then stop by Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens visit planner.

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Cincinnati in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sami.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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Sami, Cephalonia

Sami ©
Sami serves as Cephalonia's main port and provides a convenient gateway to the other Ionian Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Melissani Cave, then kick back and relax at Antisamos Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panagia Agrilion, and finally take in the waterfront at Port of Sami.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sami trip tool.

Getting from Athens to Sami by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September in Sami, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Sami

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Antisamos Beach ©
Antisamos Beach
Melissani Cave ©
Melissani Cave
Port of Sami ©
Port of Sami

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Corfu Town, Corfu

Corfu Town ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at Corfu Museum of Asian Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Corfu Town trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Sami to Corfu Town by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Corfu Town, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 65°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Museums Historic Sites
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Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art

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