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 Amoudi Bay. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, explore the world behind art at MATI Art Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fira online holiday planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 8.5-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. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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 Erechtheion. And it doesn't end there: stop by Plaka, take a stroll through Anafiotika, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

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 3.5 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

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.