13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly + Subway:  16 h
1
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Cincinnati

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Temple of Poseidon, Arch of Hadrian (Pili tou Adrianou) and Theater of Dionysus. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Athens vacation website .

Cincinnati, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in July, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Temple of Poseidon
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Change things up with a short trip to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, tour the water at your own pace with Alex Private Boat Rental, and kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in July, expect nights in Fira to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 86°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Kamari, Akrotiri, Alex Private Boat Rental, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

3
nights
Mykonos Town

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Ornos Beach, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

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