8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Alexandria
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Athens
— 4 nights
taxi + ferry:  5​h 15​min
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Alexandria

3
days
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get outdoors at Glyfada Beach and Mount Lycabettus. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Archaeological Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea, see the interesting displays at Acropolis Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens sightseeing planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
days
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Prehistoric Thera and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. We've included these beaches for you: Red Beach and KAMARA BEACH. Step out of Fira to go to Perissa and see Perissa Black Sand Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj, stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip planning site .

Getting from Athens to Fira by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Santo Winery, Hiking Trail Fira - Oia
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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