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1 day driving places in Santorini suggestions?

We will be going to Santorini for 6 days including 1 full day rental car on the very last day since we are catching the 9:45pm flight to Athens meaning we need to be at the airport, probably 8:30pm at the latest

I already booked 1 full day rental prior night from 8:30pm till next day 8:30pm to take advantage of the 24 hours

Obviously the first 5 days we will be doing activities in Fira, Oia and including the 1 way hike, Ammoudi Bay and the catamaran cruise, so the basic stuffs would have already been done

We will check out from Oia @ 8am and go from the ones that is hard to go except by car

First of all, we plan to drive to as in order:

8am to 9:30am - Ancient Thera
9:30am to 11am - Pygros town to walk for an hour or two
11am to 12pm - Then drive up to the top 10 min to Pyrgos Monastery and see the wonderful view
1pm to 3pm - Have lunch near Pyrgos of the famous greek Metaxi Mas restaurant that opens
3pm to 4pm - Then MAYBE if have time, will go to Megalochori to walk around
4pm to 5pm - Drive to Vlihada Beach to drive around to see the view?
5pm to 6pm - Finally go to Akrotiri Lighthouse to see sunset (sunset is 6:28pm on that date)
7pm - 8pm - Have dinner nearby before driving to gas station to fill up and then head to airport to catch the 9:45pm plane to Athens

This is the Google map that I panned out

Would this doable for the whole day?

We have rented out with a convertible car and want to feel the breeze and drive a long with the wonderful view!

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Oia+Bus+Terminal,+Petalou,+Oia,+Greece/Ancient+Thera,+admission+building/Pyrgos+Kallistis,+Greece/Moni+Profiti+Ilia/Metaxi+Mas,+Exo+Gonia,+Greece/Megalochori,+Greece/Vlichada+Beach,+%CE%98%CE%AE%CF%81%CE%B1,+Greece/LIGHTHOUSE+AKROTIRI,+Santorini,+Greece/Santorini+Airport,+Thera,+Greece/Santorini+Airport,+Thera,+Greece/@36.4103197,25.3484388,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m62!4m61!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499cba92729384d:0x2562153ec603e0fd!2m2!1d25.376651!2d36.4632833!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499d13a983e2c97:0x349fb068c4a213e!2m2!1d25.4750202!2d36.3668313!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499ce409504049f:0x503a1a252441387d!2m2!1d25.4478176!2d36.383038!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499ce2e6894860f:0x7e1026828ab78534!2m2!1d25.4638613!2d36.3687195!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499ce1c87457505:0x29d68ea46adf6192!2m2!1d25.4573785!2d36.3880189!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499ce56c052d47f:0xca144a7a7f8a83d2!2m2!1d25.4317145!2d36.3758227!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499cf9cba906755:0xb474e599af8ab4a2!2m2!1d25.4315763!2d36.339279!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499c94005eb08f5:0x7bd87bc3d9b22f41!2m2!1d25.3570719!2d36.3577954!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499d201e82e0f69:0x505e5432e832e7ca!2m2!1d25.4776476!2d36.4003185!1m5!1m1!1s0x1499d201e82e0f69:0x505e5432e832e7ca!2m2!1d25.4776476!2d36.4003185!3e0

Thanks in advance!

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You have pretty much hit many of the highlights on your road trip. I think you will have a difficult time to visit and appreciate all the places you plan to visit.
You missed one big attraction by not including the Archaeological site at Akrotiri . Its a Minoen town buried by the volcanic eruption that created the caldera. It and Pyrgos were highlights on our day drive around Santorini.

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We returned to Santorini for one reason only, Akrotiri had reopened. It should be the highlight of your visit there.