11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
+2
1
Athens
— 5 nights
2
Fira
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  15​h 45​min
End: Ottawa

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Ottawa to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in April, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are much hotter (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stroll through Red Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Fira travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Imerovigli, Kamari Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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