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.
We've included these beaches for you: Perivolos and Red Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Santo Winery and Ancient Thera. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, deepen your understanding at MATI Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini.

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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, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows 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 Erechtheion. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Anafiotika, stop by Plaka, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

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Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours

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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.