9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4 h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Ferry:  6 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Manchester

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panathenaic Stadium, Mount Lycabettus, National Archaeological Museum, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Corinth Canal. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Akrokorinthos. Change things up with a short trip to Limni Vouliagmeni in Loutraki (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip itinerary site.

Manchester, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Manchester in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Corinth, Limni Vouliagmeni
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Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, Caldera's Boats Santorini Sea Excursions, Agios Georgios Church, and other attractions. Let the collections at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Cultural Village capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and the White, Santorini. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Cultural Village
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours ©
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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