8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Athens
— 4 nights
2
Fira
— 3 nights

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art. Visit Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: visit Plaka, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Athens tour planner.

Manchester, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Athens is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in May: high temperatures in Athens hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Temple of Athena Nike ©
Temple of Athena Nike
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Castelli of Pyrgos for their historical value. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, examine the collection at Cultural Village, and learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Fira attractions planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Gaia Winery, Venetsanos Winery, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Spas

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