12 days in Mykonos Town, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

12 days in Mykonos Town, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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Mykonos Town
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— 4 nights
— 4 nights


Mykonos Town — 2 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Little Venice, discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town trip planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Mykonos Town is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Saint Louis in June, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 80°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Fira — 4 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, wineries, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Fira trip planner.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In June, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Athens.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Athens — 4 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Lion of Bavaria (in Nafplio). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

Fly from Fira to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. June in Athens sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.