5 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

5 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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5 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + taxi:  13​h 15​min
1
Akrotiri
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get outdoors at Eros Beach and Hiking Trail Fira - Oia. Step off the beaten path and head to Perivolos and Santo Winery. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, contemplate the long history of La Ponta, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Akrotiri vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Akrotiri is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in August, expect nights in Akrotiri to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Perivolos, Santo Winery, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, Museum of Prehistoric Thera
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Perivolos ©
Perivolos

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, wander the streets of Plaka District, and then don't miss a visit to Acropolis of Athens.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and subway from Akrotiri to Athens in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

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