9 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Santorini Itinerary

9 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Santorini Itinerary

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The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: stop by Plaka, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker site.

New York City, USA to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New York City to Athens. In July, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
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Mykonos Town

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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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online holiday maker.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, you will find days in Mykonos Town are a bit cooler (33°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fira road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

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Santorini travel guide

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.