10 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

10 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 23rd (Fri), wander the streets of Monastiraki and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens online tour itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, expect Athens to be colder, temps between 28°C and 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Megalochori - Traditional Village. Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Monastery of Profitis Ilias capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Akrotiri (La Ponta & Experience Horse Riding). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Vlychada Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip planner.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

You've now added Temple of Poseidon to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Ancient Agora of Athens. You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Vouliagmeni Beach (in Vouliagmeni) and Seahorse Dive Center (in Vari). Explore Athens further: get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, wander the streets of Plaka, and stop by Anafiotika.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
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.