7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Alexandria
Fly + Subway:  3 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 4 nights
ferry:  7 h
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Athens trip itinerary planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and subway. 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 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.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, kick back and relax at Red Beach, and stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach.

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

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and 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

Side Trips

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

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