7 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Fira
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Athens
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Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Santo Winery and Perivolos. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MATI Art Gallery and Sand Lily Boutique. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Center of Hellenic Tradition. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Hephaestus and Anafiotika. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, stop by Plaka, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens online holiday planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August in Athens, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.