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Greece Itinerary

Posted on: July 1, 2012

Day 0: sfo -> ewr -> zrh -> ath

arriving ath 1:30pm, stayed at Centrotel

rode the Metro to Piraeus to buy ferry tickets (suggested by the hotel staff)

rode the Metro to Monastratiki and walked around Acropolis perimeters

ate dinner at ? (forgot name), we were so sleepy by the time food was on the table 🙂

Day 1: Syntagma Square, National Garden, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Walking around Athens Downtown

Blue Star 1 @ 7pm, leaving for Santorini

(there is a separate bus inside the harbor area that is free for ticket holders, ride it,

since Piraeus station is by Gate 6 and Blue Star 1 departs from Gate 1)

arriving Santorini 1am, stayed at San Giorgio Villa, they picked us up from the port

brunch at the cafe in Victoria Square, ate ice creams etc, dinner on ferry (club sandwiches)

Day 2: Santorini, stayed at San Giorgio Villa

ride bus to Perissa (for black beach), bus back to town, get our backpack

boat tour for volcano, three hours (lunch huge sandwich bought from the old port)

hike from Fira to Oia (rode last stretch on bus)

bus back from Oia to Fira, dinner in Skala

Day 3: Santorini, leaving on ferry for Athens in the evening (18:40pm SuperJet)

rode bus to Akrotiri, hiked to the red beach, then Akrotiri, then back to Fira

hotel dropped us off at the old port

SuperJet is a smaller boat but much faster than Blue Star — unpleasant trip

arrived Piraeus at Gate 9, stayed at Faros 1 hotel (Gate 10)

Day 4: Metro to airport, flight to Larnaca, Cyprus

airport shuttle to Limassol, taxi arranged by shuttle driver to Estella Hotel Apartments

walked around hotel, bus to San Rafael Resort, wedding reception at Sailor’s Rest

Day 5: taxi, then bus back to Larnaca, flight back to Athens

stayed at Centrotel, ate late lunch at cafe in Victoria Square (2ish)

went to Acropolis 3ish, too hot, toured the Acropolis Mesuem for two hours,

still too hot, stayed in shade until 7pm and started walking around Acropolis

dinner @ a cafe by the Acropolis metro station

Day 6: train to Kalampaka, breakfast at train station, ate sandwich on the train

taxi to St Stephen and walked to Holy Trinity

dinner at this fantastic restaurant in the third square from our hotel, Hotel Famissi

Day 7: bus to Meteora, Great Meteoron and Varlaam

breakfast at hotel, lunch in town (air conditioned cafe), bought gyros for dinner on the train

5:30pm train back to Athens (arriving 11:10pm)

stayed at Centrotel

Day 8:  ath -> tor -> sfo


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