11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Athens is 7 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in April, expect nights in Athens to be much warmer, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Experience Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, do a tasting at Boutari Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira travel itinerary planner.

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 April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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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.
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