13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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— 6 nights
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
— 2 nights



One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip itinerary builder site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Athens to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 28°C. You will leave for Fira on the 5th (Mon).
Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Transportation

Fira — 6 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kamari Beach, Orion Art Gallery, Santorini Fishing Tours, and other attractions you added. Take a break from the city and head to Experience Horse Riding and Santorini Volcano. It doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Gabbiano Nero.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fira trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

Mykonos Town — 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Old Customs Cafe, Hermes Gallery, Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, and other attractions you added. We've included these beaches for you: Paradise Beach and Agios Stefanos Beach. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, and see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Athens.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nightlife
Side Trips

Athens — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Attica, The Department Store, National Garden, Central Market, and other attractions you added. On the 15th (Thu), look for gifts at Olive Tree Store, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then buy something for everyone on your list at Attica, The Department Store, and finally explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market, and finally take a stroll through Ermou Street.

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Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
Side Trip

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.

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.