7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
1
Athens
— 2 nights
2
Fira
— 4 nights
End: Alexandria

2
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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and make a trip to Plateia Syntagmatos.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens road trip planning app .

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fira online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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