18 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

18 days in Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Santorini Zen Spa has been added to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Kamari Beach and Vlychada Beach. Let the collections at Museum of Prehistoric Thira and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: make a short side trip with Santorini Tours, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, do a tasting at Santo Winery, and make a trip to Akrotiri LightHouse.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira road trip app.

Chennai, India to Fira is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Fira. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chennai in September, with highs in Fira at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Citadel and Treasury of Atreus for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and Benaki Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Lion Gate (in Mycenae), Nafplio (Ieros Naos Evaggelistria, Nauplion Promenade, &more) and Nemea (Ktima Palivou & Estate Constantin Gofas). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Athens holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.