10 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

10 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece journey planner

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Perivolos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oia
— 2 nights
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step off the beaten path and head to Temple of Olympian Zeus and Church of Kapnikarea. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. There's much more to do: stop by Plaka, enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Syntagma Station, and have some family-friendly fun at Metamorphosis.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

South Bend, USA to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from South Bend to Athens. Traveling from South Bend in March, you will find days in Athens are a bit warmer (63°F), and nights are much warmer (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Perivolos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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Perivolos

— 3 nights
Relax by the water at Perivolos and Vlychada Beach. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse are in your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perivolos online travel planner.

You can drive from Athens to Perivolos in 9 hours. In March, daytime highs in Perivolos are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Perivolos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Oia

— 2 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Oia itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Perivolos to Oia in an hour. In April, daytime highs in Oia are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

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.