11 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

11 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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11 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Akrotiri
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai


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3
nights
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Get in touch with nature at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Akrotiri and Akrotiri LightHouse. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Caldera Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and ride a horse along Santo Horse Riding.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Akrotiri trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Akrotiri is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Akrotiri due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Akrotiri: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Perivolos, Tomato Industrial Museum, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., Santo Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

3
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.
Get outdoors at Panormos Beach and Kalo Livadi Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Little Venice and Paraportiani Church. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and stroll through Agios Sostis Beach.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip builder tool .

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Mykonos Town takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Sostis Beach, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaka and Acropolis of Athens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temple of Olympian Zeus and Erechtheion. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, contemplate the long history of Roman Agora, and see the interesting displays at Museum of the Center for the Acropolis Studies.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens travel planner .

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. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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