10 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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10 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chennai


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3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've now added Panathenaic Stadium to your itinerary. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Monastiraki, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning website .

Chennai, India to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Elia Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Super Paradise Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town tour builder .

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach and then kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fira visit planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Sunset in Oia, Kamari Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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