7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Areopagus has been added to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Lycabettus and Panathenaic Stadium. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, approximately Sounio away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

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Anchorage, USA to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Anchorage to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Anchorage in October, with highs in Athens at 75°F and lows at 60°F. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Fira — 1 night

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 Sunset in Oia, Skaros Rock, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Lignos Folklore Museum, step off the mainland to explore Nea Kameni, contemplate the geological forces at Santorini Volcano, then don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri and then kick back and relax at Red Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fira online 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 October, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Athens.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
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Athens — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Athens travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Santorini travel guide

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.