8 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

8 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Fira
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Mnemossyne Gallery capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Ancient Thera are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Fira is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 6 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Fira reach 18°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Wineries · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take a stroll through Plaka. On the next day, take a stroll through Ermou Street and then contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fira in December since evenings lows in Athens dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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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.