9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 5 nights
2
Fira
— 3 nights
End: Athens

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi for their historical value. Family-friendly places like Acropolis Museum and Tolo Beach will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Athens are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Mycenae, Temple of Poseidon, Fortress Palamidi
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord are in your itinerary. Take a break from Fira with a short trip to SYMPOSION by La Ponta in Akrotiri, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Fira vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Megalochori, Pyrgos
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Spas
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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