13 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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Taxi to Rafina, Ferry to Mykonos Town
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
— 4 nights
— 4 nights



The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Athens trip maker app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get a bit cooler in Athens: highs are around 39°C and lows about 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites
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Mykonos Town

— 4 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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Little Venice, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, and don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mykonos Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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— 4 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oia: Akrotiri (Akrotiri & Red Beach), Kamari (Gaia Winery & Kamari Beach) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, take in the exciting artwork at Mnemossyne Gallery, and stop by Eponymo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oia trip maker site.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio). Enjoy Athens some more: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, visit Monastiraki, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, and take a stroll through Plaka.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Oia to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.