12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Norfolk
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Norfolk


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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. National Archaeological Museum and Technohoros Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ermou Street, view the masterpieces at Frissiras Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and shop like a local with Pandora Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Athens online travel planner .

Norfolk, USA to Athens is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Norfolk to Athens. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Minima Gallery and The Big White Gallery. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia, and stroll through Kapari Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Shop till you drop at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery and Gabbiano Nero Sculpture and Art. Visit KAMARA BEACH and Red Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Oia (Oria Gallery & Mnemossyne Gallery), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Eduart Gjopalaj (in Kamari). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get a taste of the local shopping with Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini, take in the exciting artwork at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and stop by Sand Lily Boutique.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fira travel planning website .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Fira by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Santorini, Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

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