7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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7 days in Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Imerovigli
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, make a trip to Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Athens online day trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in May: highs in Athens hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Imerovigli.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Imerovigli

Imerovigli ©
Imerovigli, famed for its Cycladic architecture, claims one of the most dramatic positions in all of Greece.
Get out of town with these interesting Imerovigli side-trips: Akrotiri (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, stop by Sand Lily Boutique, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Imerovigli day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Athens to Imerovigli. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Imerovigli

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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