7 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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Fira — 2 nights

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: get maximum retail therapy with Sand Lily Boutique, kick back and relax at Perivolos, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and finally learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fira route maker tool.

Alexandria, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. In August in Fira, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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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.
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.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town road trip planning site.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 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 fly to Athens.
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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.
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.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to 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 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.

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.