13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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Athens
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Fira
— 6 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Athens is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Athens: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. You will leave for Fira on the 6th (Fri).
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Fira — 6 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gabbiano Nero and Orion Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Kamari Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Experience Horse Riding, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, take a memorable tour with Santorini Fishing Tours, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

Before you visit Fira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

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. In May, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Mykonos Town.
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Ornos Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Get outdoors at Elia Beach and Paradise Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, discover the deep blue sea with Kalafati Dive Center, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and hit all the best shops with Tia handmade.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip maker app.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In May, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): stop by Olive Tree Store, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, then browse the different shops 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 next day: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then hunt for treasures at Central Market, and finally make a trip to Ermou Street.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens online route planner.

Fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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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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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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