9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

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Athens
— 5 nights
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Fira
— 3 nights
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Athens

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Temple of Hephaestus will thrill your kids. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Mycenae (Citadel and Treasury of Atreus & Lion Gate) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, and delve into the distant past at Erechtheion.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Athens online trip builder.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri and The Castle of St Nicholas are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Megalochori - Traditional Village and La Ponta. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fira journey maker website.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

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.