8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
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Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker site.

Singapore, Singapore to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Athens. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Singapore in December: high temperatures in Athens hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Ancient Thera are in your itinerary. Step out of Fira with an excursion to Experience Horse Riding in Akrotiri--about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Fira tour builder tool.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

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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.