12 days in Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos Itinerary

12 days in Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos Itinerary

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12 days in Santorini, Naxos & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Fira
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Naxos
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Visit Vlichada Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Red Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at KAMARA BEACH, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fira online vacation planner .

Washington DC, USA to Fira is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Fira. In June, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Perissa, Akrotiri, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, Kamari Beach, Vlychada Beach
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Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

3
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Alyko Beach and Agia Anna Beach. Get some cultural insight at Kastro and Eggares Olive Press Museum. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, stroll through Maragas Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, and contemplate the long history of Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Naxos trip builder app .

Getting from Fira to Naxos by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: fly. June in Naxos sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach
Alyko Beach ©
Alyko Beach

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Little Venice and Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm. We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Elia Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, stroll through Super Paradise Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

To find out how to plan a trip to Mykonos Town, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos to Mykonos Town in an hour. Another option is to fly. June in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Ornos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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