9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

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9 days in Athens & Fira Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  4​h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
ferry:  6​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Manchester

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Panathenaic Stadium, Mount Lycabettus, Ancient Agora of Athens, and other attractions. Take a break from the city and head to Corinth Canal and Acrocorinth. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Change things up with a short trip to Vouliagmeni Lake in Loutraki (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary app .

Manchester, UK to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Manchester to Athens, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Athens hover around 39°C and lows are around 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Wed) before leaving for Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Corinth, Vouliagmeni Lake
Highlights from your plan
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
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.
You've added Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours, Caldera's Boats Santorini Sea Excursions, Agios Georgios Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and Perissa Black Sand Beach. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, stop by the White, Santorini, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip planner .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. September in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Agios Georgios Church, Cultural Village, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours ©
Santorini Sea Kayak - Day Tours
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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