7 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Temple of Hephaestus and Anafiotika. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Mykonos Town — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Elia Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town visit app.

You can fly from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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Fira — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, and finally stop by the White, Santorini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fira vacation planning tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails
Side Trips
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Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

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.