11 days in Athens, Mykonos & Province of Rome Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Mykonos & Province of Rome Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ostia Antica, Italy
— 4 nights


Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit Monastiraki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens day trip planner.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Mykonos Town, Greece

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Visit Platis Gialos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Ftelia Beach. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, look for gifts at White, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town travel website.

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Ostia Antica.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

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Ostia Antica, Italy

— 4 nights
Ostia Antica is a large archeological site, close to the modern suburb of Ostia, that was the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30km to the northeast. We've included these beaches for you: Spiaggia di Torre Paola and Oasi Naturista. Take a break from the city and head to Moai Beach and Valle del Treja. Get out of town with these interesting Ostia Antica side-trips: Abbazia di Fossanova (in Fossanova) and Trevignano Romano (in Trevignano Romano). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Point Break.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ostia Antica road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Ostia Antica takes 25.5 hours. Traveling from Mykonos Town to Ostia Antica, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 22°C in Ostia Antica. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Ostia Antica

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

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Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Province of Rome travel guide

Gardens · Ruins · Theme Parks
Rome is the capital of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale). Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,877,215 residents in 1285km2, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the center of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4.3 million residents. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.Rome's history spans more than 2,500 years. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied sites in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation and by some as the first ever metropolis. It was first called The Eternal City (Urbs Aeterna; La Città Eterna) by the Roman poet Tibullus in the 1st century BC, and the expression was also taken up by Ovid, Virgil, and Livy. Rome is also called the "Caput Mundi" (Capital of the World).