7 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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7 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Fira
— 3 nights
2
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Alexandria

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For shopping fun, head to MATI Art Gallery or Sand Lily Boutique. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Amoudi Bay. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to Perivolos in Perivolos, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trek along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, do a tasting at Santo Winery, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira journey builder app .

Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera, Santo Winery, Sand Lily Boutique, Red Beach
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Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Head to Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre and Center of Hellenic Traditionfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Anafiotika. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and explore the ancient world of Erechtheion.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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