55 days in Western Europe Itinerary

55 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marseille, France
— 2 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 2 nights
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Reggio Calabria, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lamezia Terme, Italy
— 4 nights
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Argostolion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Ios, Greece
— 2 nights
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Fira, Greece
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Lisbon, Portugal — 2 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 4th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Melbourne, Australia to Lisbon is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Seville.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Seville, Spain — 2 nights

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In January, daytime highs in Seville are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in January, with highs in Madrid at 12°C and lows at 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in January: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 17°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Palma de Mallorca.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 3 nights

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Son Juliana (in Santa Eugenia), Cuevas del Drach (in Porto Cristo) and Mirador Sa Foradada (in Deia). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Mallorca on foot, don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born, step into the grandiose world of Palau de l'Almudaina, and take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Marseille.
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Marseille, France — 2 nights

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre, then wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, then take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major. On your second day here, look for gifts at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then stroll around Parc du Mugel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde.

Make your Marseille itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Palma de Mallorca in January, expect nights in Marseille to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Nice, France — 2 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, then make a trip to Place Massena, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse, then explore the galleries of Palais Lascaris, and then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nice trip planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Nice, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

Paris, France — 4 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Paris trip site.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 8°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Geneva.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

Geneva, Switzerland — 1 night

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Geneva takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Milan.
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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

Milan, Italy — 2 nights

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Milano, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Il Cenacolo.

Start your trip to Milan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Geneva to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Milan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Venice.
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Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Explore Venice's surroundings by going to Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Chiesa degli Eremitani - World Heritage Site, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, explore the world behind art at Ca' Rezzonico, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Zaccaria, and snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Venice online road trip planner.

You can drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Venice sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Naples.
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Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

Naples, Italy — 2 nights

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. On the 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito, then delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, then contemplate the long history of Pompeii Archaeological Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, then take an in-depth tour of Galleria Borbonica, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Cappella Sansevero.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Naples online trip planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Naples in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reggio Calabria.
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Reggio Calabria, Italy — 4 nights

Reggio di Calabria, commonly known as Reggio Calabria or simply Reggio in Southern Italy, is the largest city and the most populated comune of Calabria, Southern Italy. Step out of Reggio Calabria to go to Linguaglossa and see Etna Donkey Trekking, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: stay fit while traveling at Selene, explore the world behind art at Museo diocesano, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Dea Athena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa della Cattolica dei Greci.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Reggio Calabria online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Naples to Reggio Calabria takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in February, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lamezia Terme.
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Find places to stay Feb 5 — 9:

Lamezia Terme, Italy — 4 nights

Lamezia Terme, commonly called Lamezia, is an Italian city of 70,452 inhabitants in the province of Catanzaro in the Calabria region.GeographyLamezia is located on the eastern border of the coastal plain commonly called Piana di Sant'Eufemia, which was created by drying a wide marshy area.The municipality borders with Conflenti, Curinga, Falerna, Feroleto Antico, Gizzeria, Maida, Martirano Lombardo, Nocera Terinese, Platania, San Pietro a Maida and Serrastretta.HistoryThe municipality of Lamezia Terme was formally created on 4 January 1968. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lamezia Terme: Cosenza (Museo all'aperto Bilotti (Mab), Centro Storico, &more), Parco della Biodiversita Mediterranea (in Catanzaro) and Santuario di San Francesco di Paola (in Paola). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Il ponte del diavolo, go for a walk through Largo Torretta, examine the collection at Museo della Liquirizia "Giorgio Amarelli", and pause for some serene contemplation at Piedigrotta Church.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Lamezia Terme route planner.

Traveling by car from Reggio Calabria to Lamezia Terme takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Lamezia Terme when traveling from Reggio Calabria in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Argostolion.
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Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:

Argostolion, Greece — 3 nights

A modern town with a traditional character, Argostolion draws visitors with museums, gardens, squares, pedestrianized shopping streets, and a cobbled seaside promenade.
Explore Argostolion's surroundings by going to Assos (in Assos), Drogarati Cave (in Chaliotata) and Petani Beach (in Lixouri). The adventure continues: slough off your stress at Kefalonia Massage Team-Christina, contemplate the long history of Memorial Acqui Division, pause for some serene contemplation at Monastery of Agios Andreas, and kick back and relax at Makris Gialos Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Argostolion road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lamezia Terme to Argostolion. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lamezia Terme to Argostolion. February in Argostolion sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:

Athens, Greece — 2 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Argostolion to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. February in Athens sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Ios.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

Ios, Greece — 2 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Tris Klissies and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to La Tomba di Omero, examine the collection at Diaseli Traditional Cheesery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ios trip site.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Ios by ferry takes about 3 hours. February in Ios sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.
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Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get interesting insight from Tours and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Heart of Santorini, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and then contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip maker website.

You can ride a ferry from Ios to Fira in 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Fira are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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Find places to stay Feb 23 — 25:

Kefalonia travel guide

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Famous for its pristine natural scenery, Cephalonia boasts a string of clean and friendly towns packed with traditional taverns, trendy coffeehouses, and family-run inns. A place of rugged cliffs and lush forests, the island features a coastline of golden beaches, lapped by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. Home to less than 40,000 permanent residents, Cephalonia clings to its relaxed way of life, seemingly unfazed by mass tourism. A devastating earthquake destroyed much of the island's old architecture in 1953, leveling all but two of its major towns. Today, in addition to modern port towns and quaint villages, you can also explore a tranquil countryside rich in lush vineyards and remote monasteries.
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Mykonos travel guide

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Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.
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Santorini travel guide

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Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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