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 Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at MATI Art Gallery and Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, delve into the distant past at Ancient Thera, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

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Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Athens day trip planning site.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.