9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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Oia
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Platys Gialos
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Oia

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Head to Aquamarine Jewelry and Koukla Artfor some retail therapy. Akrotiri and Ekklisia Panagia Platsani are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kamari Beach (in Kamari), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Red Beach (in Akrotiri). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry.

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Washington DC, USA to Oia is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. September in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Platys Gialos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Platys Gialos

— 1 night
Playtis Gialos, a popular resort on Mykonos, serves as a convenient starting point for regular sightseeing tours of the island's southern coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, then stop by T-bar Mykonos, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Platys Gialos trip planner.

Traveling by journey from Oia to Platys Gialos takes 6.5 hours. September in Platys Gialos sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Platys Gialos

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Athens

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Ermou Street and Technohoros Art Gallery. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, wander the streets of Plaka, and look for gifts at Gallery Demeter.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Athens day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Platys Gialos to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Athens, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.1
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.