7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Anchorage
Drive + Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Katowice

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Areopagus has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Panathenaic Stadium and Temple of Poseidon. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner .

Anchorage, USA to Athens is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Anchorage to Athens. Traveling from Anchorage in October, expect Athens to be warmer, temps between 75°F and 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sunset in Oia, Skaros Rock, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum, catch a ride on Santorini Cable Car, head off the coast to Nea Kameni, get impressive views of Santorini Volcano, then make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri and then stroll through Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Santorini, Oia, Akrotiri, Skaros Rock
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flisvos Marina
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Flisvos Marina ©
Flisvos Marina
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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