11 days in Athens, Santorini & Paros Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Santorini & Paros Itinerary

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11 days in Athens, Santorini & Paros Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  1 h
2
Fira
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Oia
— 1 night
ferry:  4 h
4
Paros
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, make a trip to Erechtheion, take a stroll through Plaka, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Athens vacation maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Los Angeles to Athens, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes PK Cocktail Bar as well as Three Bells of Fira. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): make a trip to Three Bells of Fira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and finally look for gifts at the White, Santorini. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castelli of Pyrgos, examine the collection at Cultural Village, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then take an in-depth tour of SYMPOSION by La Ponta, then kick back and relax at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at PK Cocktail Bar.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker website .

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. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 74°F. You'll set off for Oia on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Fira

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist ©
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

1
night
Oia

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, then kick back and relax at Katharos Beach, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, and finally kick back and relax at Koloumbos Beach.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Oia online travel planner .

Oia is very close to Fira. In July in Oia, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Koloumbos Beach
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Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Molos Beach, Golden Beach and Lageri beach. On the 24th (Fri), stroll through Molos Beach, steep yourself in history at Lefkes, then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach, then kick back and relax at Lageri beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Faragas Beach, examine the collection at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Parou, then enjoy the sand and surf at Piso Aliki Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Chrisis Aktis Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paros travel route planner.

You can drive from Oia to Paros in 7 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Paros can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. You'll set off for Athens on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Lefkes ©
Lefkes
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

1
night
Athens

Athens
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of The Academy of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and then explore the striking landscape at Areopagus.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens travel tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Paros to Athens takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Paros in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Areopagus
Areopagus
Erechtheion ©
Erechtheion
The Academy of Athens ©
The Academy of Athens

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