8 days in Santorini, Milos & Athens Itinerary

8 days in Santorini, Milos & Athens Itinerary

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8 days in Santorini, Milos & Athens Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Milos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You've now added Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours and then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fira vacation builder site .

Manchester, UK to Fira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Manchester to Fira, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Fira, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Milos.

Things to do in Fira

Tours Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Akrotiri
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Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours ©
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri

2
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
On the 3rd (Tue), kick back and relax at Sikia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Alogomandra Beach and then kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Milos planning site .

Drive from Fira to Milos in 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Milos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Milos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach

3
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 National Archaeological Museum as well as Athens City Segway Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Mount Lycabettus. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Loutraki to see Vouliagmeni Lake about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and appreciate the history behind Erechtheion.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Milos to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. September in Athens sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Paleo Faliro, Limni Vouliagmeni
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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