8 days in Athens, Milos & Fira Itinerary

8 days in Athens, Milos & Fira Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Milos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  4 h 15 min
3
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Athens

1
day
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Athens Wine Tasting.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Nightlife Wineries Museums
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Athens Wine Tasting ©
Athens Wine Tasting
Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Mandrakia Beach and Kastanas Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Venetian Castle of Milos and Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos - Church of the Holy Trinity. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Alogomandra Beach, see the interesting displays at Sand Museum, learn and have fun at Faskomilo, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milos online day trip planner.

Fly from Athens to Milos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Milos are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Kastanas Beach ©
Kastanas Beach
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
For shopping fun, head to MATI Art Gallery or Atlantis Books E.E.. Visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and The castle of St Nicholas for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see La Ponta about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, learn about winemaking at Gavalas Winery, and examine the collection at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip itinerary app.

Getting from Milos to Fira by ferry takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Megalochori, Santorini, Pyrgos, Tomato Industrial Museum
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Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

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