8 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

8 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece travel planner

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Fira
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 3 nights
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Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira vacation app.

Cairo, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Fira to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Greek Children's Art, and take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip planner.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.