19 days in Athens, Fira & Naxos Itinerary

19 days in Athens, Fira & Naxos Itinerary

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19 days in Athens, Fira & Naxos Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Naxos
— 7 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 1 night
End: Athens

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

6
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary app .

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Amoudi Bay, Santo Winery, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

7
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mykonos Town (Mytho, The Windmills (Kato Milli), & more), Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Parikia (Parikia Town & Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, wander the streets of Kastro, steep yourself in history at Old Town, and stroll through Agios Prokopios Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naxos visit planner .

Drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos Town, Paros, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Athens travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Naxos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and flight. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion

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