10 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

10 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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10 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Santo Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail and Perivolos. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, learn about winemaking at Venetsanos Winery, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fira online attractions planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Fira is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fira. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Fira hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hephaestus and Temple of Athena Nike. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion. Change things up with a short trip to Temple of Poseidon in Sounio (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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