Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Barcelona to San Sebastian
  2. 2 Paris, France
  3. 3 Last min prep for Krakow - Questions
  4. 4 Suggestions for base in the Var
  5. 5 3 week stay in Scotland
  6. 6 Trip Report Celebrating Christmas Vienna!
  7. 7 3 seniors to do Scotland
  8. 8 Trip Report A Walk in Tuscany, New Places to Discover, & A Life Time of memories
  9. 9 sfo to europe
  10. 10 Help Planning Spain Itinerary
  11. 11 Handicap Assistance at Charles de Gaulle - Our Experience
  12. 12 Rue des Rosiers
  13. 13 Help with final 6 days of Norway itinerary
  14. 14 Trip Report How a Greek DIY expert ended up on a Greek Island Cruise
  15. 15 Troyes or Colmar around Christmas?
  16. 16 Interested in Icelandic cuisine?
  17. 17 Update on Bob the Navigator
  18. 18 Christmas in London (& Paris)
  19. 19 Help with Scotland itinerary
  20. 20 Trip Report Take your time to see San Gimignano
  21. 21 Italy museum tickets
  22. 22 Critique my Budapest itinerary please!
  23. 23 What one thing in Paris?
  24. 24 First Day: Cashel or Kilkenny?
  25. 25 A couple of questions which are not quite answered
View next 25 » Back to the top

Santorini flights and itinerary

Jump to last reply

Hi All! My husband and I are planning a belated honeymoon to Italy, Greece and Turkey at the end of May 2013. Where we're struggling with the itinerary is Santorini. We're going to fly in order to save time. I had read on a few other posts where it was recommended to put Athens on the back of your trip. Is this based solely on taking a ferry? Or is it a good idea also when flying? Our options are:

a) Fly back from Santorini in the evening to Athens, spend the night in Athens and take a morning flight to Istanbul the next day.


b) Fly back from Santorini early morning to Athens and then take a flight to Istanbul the following day.


c) Fly straight from Santorini to Istanbul with a 2 hour, or a 5 hour, layover in Athens.

Has anyone done this that could offer advice? Is it best to play it safe and fly in from the island the day before our flight to Istanbul? Or is it fine and normal to take the flight from Santorini on the same day as our flight to Istanbul? This seems like it would make the most sense and save time, however, I wondered about the risk of our flight being cancelled or delayed coming in from Santorini, especially since our time in Istanbul is limited (3 nights)? Also, how much time is needed once in Athens to get on an international flight to Turkey?

Many many thanks for your input!

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.