19 days in Santorini, Athens & Zakynthos Itinerary

19 days in Santorini, Athens & Zakynthos Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Fira
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Athens
— 8 nights
Fly:  3 h
3
Vasilikos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Anafonitria
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h
End: London

5
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Fira is an approximately 7- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from London in April, things will get a bit warmer in Fira: highs are around 23°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

8
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi, Nauplion Promenade, &more) and Akrokorinthos (in Corinth). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planning tool.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vasilikos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Nafplio, Temple of Isthmia Archeologikos Choros Isthmia, Archaeological Site Mycenae, Akrokorinthos
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Vasilikos

Home to just a few hundred year-round residents, Vasilikos draws thousands of daily visitors with its beaches and restaurants during peak tourist season.
Change things up with these side-trips from Vasilikos: Therianos Family Farm (in Kallithea), Tsilivi (Speed Boats Tours & Fantasy Mini Golf) and Bochali (Bochali View Point & Zoodochos Pigis Church). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eleftherotria Monastery, putt your heart out at Kalamaki Crazy Golf& Restaurant, take in the exciting artwork at Giatras Museum-Dionysios Art Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Virgin Mary Faneromeni Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Vasilikos route maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Vasilikos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Vasilikos when traveling from Athens in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Anafonitria.

Things to do in Vasilikos

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Tsilivi, Bochali, History War Museum, Eleftherotria Monastery
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Speed Boats Tours
Eleftherotria Monastery ©
Eleftherotria Monastery
Solomos Wines ©
Solomos Wines

2
nights
Anafonitria

Anafonitria ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Monastery of Spiliotissa (Holy Virgin of the Cave), learn about winemaking at Art & Wine Winery, then make a trip to Olive Tree, and finally head outdoors with Porto Schiza Attraction. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach), then step off the mainland to explore Smuggler's Cove, and then don't miss a visit to Anafonitria Monastery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Anafonitria online visit planner.

Drive from Vasilikos to Anafonitria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Anafonitria

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Zakynthos, Art & Wine Winery
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Porto Schiza Attraction ©
Porto Schiza Attraction
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) ©
Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach)

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