13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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13 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Bus + Fly:  20 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
3
Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: San Antonio

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Food Tours and Temple of Athena Nike. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, stop by Old Orient Jewelry, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens driving holiday planner .

San Antonio, USA to Athens is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Antonio to Athens. While traveling from San Antonio, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

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

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Helicopter Tours and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fira online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Megalochori - Traditional Village, Akrotiri
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Helicopter Tours
Spas
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village

5
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Rarity Gallery and Fokos Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Panayia Tourliani.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 74°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Ano Mera, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Speed Boats Tours
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

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