9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Newark

2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Get a sense of the local culture at Akrotiri and Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and MATI Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fira: Oia (Atlantis Books E.E. & Mnemossyne Gallery). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Red Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Art Space, ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Fira route site.

Newark, USA to Fira is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Fira. Traveling from Newark in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Fira, with lows around 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari, Oia, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Art Space
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Elia Beach and then kick back and relax at Panormos Beach. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, visit Little Venice, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally view the masterpieces at The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ermou Street and Eleni Marneri Galerie. Acropolis of Athens and Erechtheion will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Pandora Art Gallery, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and stop by Ermou Spirits Cava Pittaras Trade Beverages.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens travel website.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 77°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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