18 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
— 9 nights
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— 4 nights
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Athens
— 4 nights
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Athens

— 9 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get in touch with nature at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Kantia Beach in Kantia, approximately Kantia away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, examine the collection at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Turku, Finland to Athens is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Turku in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of the city life by going to Kamari Beach and Helicopter Tours. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Venetian Castle of Santorini. When in Fira, make a side trip to see La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Ernesto Workshop & Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Caldera Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Athens to Fira by ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Fira are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can fly to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Archea Korinthos and Corinth Canal. Get some historical perspective at Church of Kapnikarea and Hellenic Parliament. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Loutraki to see Moni Osiou Patapiou about 1h 25 min away. Explore Athens further: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Philopappos Hill, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens route builder.

Getting from Fira to Athens by ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.