13 days in Athens, Santorini & Ios Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Ios Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 1 night
2
Fira
— 2 nights
3
Oia
— 2 nights
4
Ios
— 3 nights
5
Athens
— 3 nights

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): wander the streets of Anafiotika, then delve into the distant past with Athens Walking Tours, and then contemplate the long history of Hellenic Parliament.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary planning app.

San Francisco, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Athens. In July, Athens is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Athens Walking Tours ©
Athens Walking Tours
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika
Hellenic Parliament ©
Hellenic Parliament

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock. Keep things going the next day: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oia.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Red Beach, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Skaros Rock, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery

2
nights
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mnemossyne Gallery and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani. Visit Katharos Beach and Koloumbos Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, make a trip to Sunset in Oia, and do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oia online holiday maker.

Oia is very close to Fira. July in Oia sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ios.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani
Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia

3
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach, then kick back and relax at Papa Beach, and then make a trip to La Tomba di Omero.

Find out how to plan Ios trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Ios in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Ios

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Ag. Theodoti Beach
Ag. Theodoti Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Poseidon and Tower of the Winds. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ermou Street and Byzantine and Christian Museum. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Vouliagmeni to see Astir Beach about 38 minutes away. Explore Athens further: admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, kick back and relax at Voula Beach, take a stroll through Kolonaki Square, and let your taste buds guide you at Athens Walking Tours.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Ios to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Ios, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Temple of Poseidon, Astir Beach
Highlights from your plan
Astir Beach ©
Astir Beach
Temple of Poseidon ©
Temple of Poseidon
Benaki Museum ©
Benaki Museum

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