12 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

12 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

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Athens
— 3 nights
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Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 1 night
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Ano Mera
— 3 nights
Drive to Mikonos Airport, Fly to Athens
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Athens
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Athens — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology and Hellenic Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chapel of St. George and Agios Dionysios Areopagitis Catholic Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Benaki Museum, make a trip to Pnyx, and see some colorful creatures with Nautilus Dive Center.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens route planning website.

Doha, Qatar to Athens is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Doha in April, plan for much colder days and little chillier nights in Athens: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Fira.
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Fira, Santorini — 3 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Experience Horse Riding. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fira journey maker.

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Naxos — 1 night

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 29th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Myrtidiotissa, and then look for gifts at Naxos Art - Techni Store.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town holiday builder.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Naxos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ano Mera.
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Ano Mera — 3 nights

We've included these beaches for you: Agrari Beach and Fokos Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Monastery of Panayia Tourliani and Monastery of Paleokastro.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ano Mera online itinerary planner.

Getting from Naxos Town to Ano Mera by journey takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Ano Mera, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.
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Athens — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. George, see the interesting displays at Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ano Mera to Athens. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading 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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