10 days in Athens, Fira & Chania Town Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Fira & Chania Town Itinerary

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10 days in Athens, Fira & Chania Town Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Chania Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Athens

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Glyfada Beach and Vouliagmeni Beach. Take a break from Athens with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online sightseeing planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Glyfada Beach, Vouliagmeni Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon

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Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hiking Trail Fira - Oia and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Red Beach and KAMARA BEACH. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. June in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chania Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Megalochori, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

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Chania Town

Chania Town ©
The place where Cretan and Venetian cultures merged in the 13th century, Chania Town attracts throngs of tourists with its well-preserved medieval harbor.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Balos Lagoon and Loutraki Beach. Visiting Kalathas Beach and Kalivaki Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Chania Town's surroundings by going to Winery Dourakis (in Alikampos), Kastro Gramvoussas (in Gramvousa) and Ancient Olive Tree (in Vouves). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of German War Cemetery and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Chania Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Chania Town in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chania Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Souda Bay War Cemetery, Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), Balos Lagoon, Kalathas Beach, Kalivaki Beach
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Kastro Gramvoussas ©
Kastro Gramvoussas
Balos Lagoon ©
Balos Lagoon
German War Cemetery ©
German War Cemetery

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