3 days in Santorini Itinerary

3 days in Santorini Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Santorini sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Fira
— 1 night
Drive
2
Imerovigli
Drive
3
Megalochori
Drive
4
Pyrgos
— 1 night
Taxi
5
Akrotiri
Fly

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Fira

— 1 night
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Fira is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from New York City in May; daily highs in Fira reach 75°F and lows reach 63°F. You'll set off for Imerovigli on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Fira

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife
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Imerovigli

Balcony to the Aegean

Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Imerovigli trip itinerary maker app.

Imerovigli is very close to Fira. In May, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Megalochori.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Megalochori

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Megalochori online holiday planner.

Megalochori is very close to Imerovigli. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pyrgos.

Things to do in Megalochori

Wineries
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Pyrgos

— 1 night
Pyrgos provides one of the finest examples of Cycladic architecture in Greece, exemplified by the town's labyrinthine streets and whitewashed stone buildings.
To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Pyrgos tour planning tool.

Pyrgos is very close to Megalochori. In May, daily temperatures in Pyrgos can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. You will leave for Akrotiri on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Pyrgos

Tours · Outdoors · Wineries · Wildlife
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Akrotiri

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, get engrossed in the history at La Ponta, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Akrotiri holiday planner.

Akrotiri is just a short distance from Pyrgos. In May, daily temperatures in Akrotiri can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.