11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Ottawa in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Athens: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Experience Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

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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.