Greece one week itinerary help

Old Sep 9th, 2016, 07:18 AM
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Greece one week itinerary help

Hi
So I'm going to Greece for a week and the itinerary I initially had in mind was
Landing in Athens on 17th sept then 20th leave Athens for oia santorini...spend two nights there then 22nd to 24th Fira and on 24th depart Greece
Now I also want to fit in a trip to meteora somewhere
My question is should I reduce time from my stay in Athens and make a day trip or overnight trip to meteora
Or take out a day from Fira and do meteora instead
Please help!
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 02:28 PM
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The conventional wisdom is to fly on to Santorini upon arrival in Athens airport, then return to Athens for a few days, and fly back from there.

Santorini is a better place to recover from jet lag -- if you're arriving after a long overnight flight. Why 2 nights in Oia and 2 nights in Fira? They're not that different and not that far apart.

Will you have a car? Meteora is only a half-hour drive from Athens. Or you can take a bus tour. But should be easily do-able in a day.

And don't overlook Athens itself; there's lots to see there.
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Old Sep 9th, 2016, 02:31 PM
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Save your time in Athens for the end of your trip so you aren't stressing about returning to the mainland at the last minute for your flight home. It's rare, but cancellations, delays and mechanical breakdowns do happen from time to time.

If you live outside the EU be sure to bring an International Driving Permit with you. If you live in No. America you can pick one up at your local AAA/CAA office, no test or membership required.
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I would split my time between Santorini and Athens, combining my stay in Athens with daytrips to Meteora, Hydra, and Nafplio.
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Meteora is NOT half an hour from Athens, it's about 4 hrs by car & 5-6 hrs by train or bus! Not to be done as a day trip
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