My three friends and I are planning a trip to Greece/Italy (Amalfi Coast) from May 1 to May 17, 2019. Our dilemma is where to begin the trip. Tentatively, here is where we're at:
1) May 1st fly to Athens - spend 3 nights
2) Fly from Athens to Santorini- spend 4 nights
3) Fly from Santorini to Naples - spend 4 nights in Sorrento, followed by 4 nights in Positano
4)Fly home from either Naples or Rome
Maybe it's a bit early to be looking, but multi-city tickets from Chi- Athens, then Naples (or Rome) back to Chicago are quite expensive if the Chi-Athens leg is to be direct. I'm also having a hard time with the Santorini to Naples leg. It doesn't seem like there are a lot of options. Flying from Athens to Santorini is not a problem, but that Santorini to Naples piece is a problem.
Regardless of where we start I'm beginning to think that it makes sense to buy a round trip ticket Athens-Santorini on one of the European airlines such as Ryanair. I was hoping to not have more than 4 flights total, but.......
Has anyone done a similar itinerary? Any suggestions? Would it be better to flip flop the two countries? I appreciate any input. Thanks!