7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
— 2 nights
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Fira
— 4 nights
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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 historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary maker.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel 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 wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Athens to Fira in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier 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 · 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.