10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

10 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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

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Fira

— 2 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Akrotiri and Amoudi Bay. When in Fira, make a side trip to see La Ponta in Akrotiri, approximately Akrotiri away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Red Beach, Head underground at Zoodochos Pigi Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, and get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Fira attractions planning site.

Athens to Fira is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Fira hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Mykonos Town

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Little Venice and Paralia Kalafati. There's lots more to do: stroll through Panormos Beach, don't miss a visit to Kapopoulos Fine Arts, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

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Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Athens with an excursion to Seahorse Dive Center in Vari--about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: visit Plaka, get engrossed in the history at The Jewish Museum of Greece, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Athens, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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

4.2
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.