9 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

9 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens
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Athens

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, wander the streets of Monastiraki, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens road trip planner.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Athens is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Porto Alegre to Athens, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Porto Alegre in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Athens: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Fira

— 4 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Take a break from Fira with a short trip to La Ponta in Akrotiri, about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fira online road trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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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.