11 days in Mykonos, Rhodes & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Mykonos, Rhodes & Santorini Itinerary

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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
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Fly to Heraklion, Bus to Néa Alikarnassós, Foot to Heraklion, Ferry to Fira
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Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry to Mykonos, Taxi to Paradise Beach
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Paradise Beach
— 2 nights
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Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ornos Beach and Monastery of Panayia Tourliani. Visiting Megali Ammos and Paradise Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sea views from Armenistis Lighthouse, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, and go for a stroll along the water at Old Port.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online vacation builder.

Athens to Mykonos Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to fly to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town — 2 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue, examine the collection at Kahal Shalom Synagogue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Filerimos Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nectarios Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Castle, then contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, and finally explore the ancient world of The Acropolis of Rhodes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town holiday planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Rhodes Town in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In May, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Fira.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Fira — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visiting Red Beach and Eros Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, do a tasting at Gaia Winery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Dominican Sisters, and examine the collection at Cultural Village.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fira online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Rhodes Town to Fira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paradise Beach.
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Paradise Beach — 2 nights

Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Super Paradise Beach and Paraga Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Saint Anna and Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise Beach road trip tool.

Getting from Fira to Paradise Beach by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. June in Paradise Beach sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel back home.
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Mykonos travel guide

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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.
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Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Santorini travel guide

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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.
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