9 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Bus:  17 h 15 min
1
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Perivolos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Shop till you drop at MATI Art Gallery and Atlantis Books E.E.. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santo Winery and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Ernesto Workshop & Gallery.

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Chicago, USA to Oia is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Chicago in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Oia, with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Perivolos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Fira, Skaros Rock, Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

3
nights
Perivolos

Perivolos ©
Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Art Space and Faros Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Perivolos tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Oia to Perivolos takes an hour. September in Perivolos sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Perivolos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery, Castelli of Pyrgos, Vlychada Beach, Art Space
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Akrotiri LightHouse ©
Akrotiri LightHouse
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Technohoros Art Gallery, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perivolos to Athens. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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