7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Fira
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira trip maker tool.

Getting from Athens to Fira by ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Fira hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wineries

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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.