11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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11 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner .

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Athens. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Food Tours

6
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore hidden gems such as Amoudi Bay and Speed Boats Tours. Step out of Fira to go to Perivolos and see Perivolos, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, visit a coastal fixture at Akrotiri LightHouse, and examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Skaros Rock, Venetsanos Winery
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Wine Tours & Tastings
Speed Boats Tours

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