6 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

6 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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6 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Pyrgos
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: San Jose

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 31st (Sun), take a stroll through Plaka District, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then examine the collection at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens and then explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens online trip maker .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Jose to Athens. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Jose in December, with highs in Athens at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Athens

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

1
night
Pyrgos

Pyrgos ©
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Santo Winery and then hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Pyrgos trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of subway, flight, and taxi from Athens to Pyrgos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Pyrgos. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pyrgos

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ancient Thera, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Akrotiri
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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