11 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

11 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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11 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Richmond
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Richmond

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore and learn at Art Space and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Akrotiri and Agios Nikolaos Church will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Fira side-trips: Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Santo Horse Riding (in Akrotiri) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, and trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira itinerary maker site .

Richmond, USA to Fira is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Richmond to Fira, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Santorini, Akrotiri, Kamari, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Santo Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Lagonisi) and Panagia Faneromeni (in Vouliagmeni). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Technohoros Art Gallery, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Panagia Faneromeni, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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