12 days in Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

12 days in Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 4 nights
Ferry:  5 h 15 min
2
Kamari, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
4
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Museum-lovers will get to explore Acropolis Museum and Technohoros Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take a stroll through Plaka, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Voula Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey maker website.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Athens is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Athens at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Kamari.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Get some historical perspective at Akrotiri and Ancient Thera. And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, learn about winemaking at Gaia Winery, stop by Oneiro Jewelry, and examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

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

Getting from Athens to Kamari by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kamari, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Kamari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Fira, Akrotiri, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Art Space, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, view the masterpieces at The Big White Gallery, and then take a stroll through Little Venice. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Minima Gallery, explore the galleries of Dio Horia, thenstroll through Paradise Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paraga Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town journey maker site.

You can ride a ferry from Kamari to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Minima Gallery, Paradise Beach, Paraga Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Paraga Beach ©
Paraga Beach

1
night
Athens

Athens ©
On the 25th (Thu), stop by The Loom.

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Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Mykonos Town in July, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Shopping Museums
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The Loom ©
The Loom
Pandora Art Gallery ©
Pandora Art Gallery

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