19 days in Athens, Fira & Naxos Itinerary

19 days in Athens, Fira & Naxos Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 6 nights
Ferry:  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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Archaeological Museum and Numismatic Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker app.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Akrotiri and Santo Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Fira planning site.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Santo Winery
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red 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.
Relax by the water at Paradise Beach and Elia Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Platis Gialos Beach and Ornos Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos: Mykonos Town (Mytho, The Windmills (Kato Milli), &more) and Parikia (Parikia Town & Panagia Ekatondapiliani). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Portara, enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, wander the streets of Old Town, and examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Naxos trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Naxos sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time 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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Kastro ©
Kastro
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip app.

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Naxos to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. 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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