7 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Alexandria

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sand Lily Boutique, then enjoy the sand and surf at Perivolos, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally do a tasting at Santo Winery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Ancient Thera, Mnemossyne Gallery, Santo Winery, Akrotiri
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Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Spas

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, stop by Antica Murrina, and then wander the streets of Little Venice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, then kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kalo Livadi Beach, Antica Murrina, Panormos Beach, Agios Sostis Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 20th (Tue), get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Hephaestus, and then take a stroll through Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, and finally visit Anafiotika.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre ©
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Plaka ©
Plaka
Anafiotika ©
Anafiotika

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