8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, examine the collection at Ilias Lalaounis Jewelry Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Athens due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, with highs in Athens at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Oria Gallery, learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Anastasis Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, then do a tasting at Avantis Winery - Santorini, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then make a trip to Santorini Arts Factory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panaghia Katefiani, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Emporio.

Before you visit Fira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Castelli of Emporio
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Anastasis Church ©
Anastasis Church
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel ©
Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel
Castelli of Emporio ©
Castelli of Emporio

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