10 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

10 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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10 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Porto
Fly:  5​h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Perissa
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 45​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Porto


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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Glyfada Beach and Porto Rafti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, don't miss a visit to Syntagma Station, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens road trip planning app .

Porto, Portugal to Athens is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for Perissa.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Legrena Beach, Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Glyfada Beach ©
Glyfada Beach
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens

3
nights
Perissa

Perissa ©
One of Santorini's seaside treasures, Perissa provides travelers with a lively restaurant scene and easy access to several archaeological sites.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Perissa Black Sand Beach and Red Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perissa: Oia (Sunset in Oia & Amoudi Bay). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Perissa trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Athens to Perissa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September in Perissa, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Perissa

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perivolos, Kamari Beach, Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist
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Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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.
On the 9th (Mon), stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, and then take a stroll through Little Venice. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), make a trip to Matoyianni Street, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and finally stroll through Platis Gialos Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online route planner .

You can ride a ferry from Perissa to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. In September in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

1
day
Athens

Athens ©
On the 11th (Wed), get great views at Mount Lycabettus, then take a stroll through Monastiraki, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, and finally don't miss a visit to Erechtheion.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Athens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Mykonos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki
Mount Lycabettus ©
Mount Lycabettus
Ancient Agora of Athens ©
Ancient Agora of Athens

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