17 days in Athens, Fira & Paros Itinerary

17 days in Athens, Fira & Paros Itinerary

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17 days in Athens, Fira & Paros Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  10​h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
Fira
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Paros
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Central Market, Philopappos Hill, Lekabetus Hill, and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, wander the streets of Plaka, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Athens at 39°C and lows at 29°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've added Castelli of Emporio, Perivolos, Akrotiri LightHouse, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get great views at Sunset in Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira route tool .

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. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Fira hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Castelli of Emporio, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

4
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paros Park, Monastiri Beach and The Cave of Antiparos. There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Old Port of Naoussa, head off the coast to Parikia Town, pause for some serene contemplation at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Lefkes.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Paros itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Fira to Paros in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

The Cave of Antiparos
Highlights from your plan
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Panathenaic Stadium, Kolonaki Square, Herod Atticus Odeon, and other attractions you added. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, delve into the distant past at Parthenon, explore the ancient world of Erechtheion, catch a live performance at Herod Atticus Odeon, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Athena Nike, and finally explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Paros to Athens in 4 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Paros in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
Herod Atticus Odeon ©
Herod Atticus Odeon

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