21 days in Greek Isles, Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

21 days in Greek Isles, Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

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21 days in Greek Isles, Athens & Thessaloniki Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Naxos
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Thessaloniki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Athens

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Visit Akrotiri and Ancient Thera for their historical value. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, stop by Koukla Art, shop like a local with Art Space, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fira journey site .

Bucharest, Romania to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Bucharest in September, Fira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Santorini, Kamari, Monastery of Profitis Ilias, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Agios Prokopios Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Parikia Town and Plaka Beach. Explore Naxos' surroundings by going to Parikia (Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral & Archaeological Museum Parou) and Paros (Yria Ceramic Studio & Lefkes). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Fish & Olive, delve into the distant past at Portara, take a stroll through Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Kastro.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naxos trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Fira to Naxos in 5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paros
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Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani
Portara ©
Portara

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Dio Horia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, and then wander the streets of Little Venice.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip builder .

Traveling by car from Naxos to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The House of Fine Art Mykonos, Ornos Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou' capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Acrocorinth (in Corinth) and Tolo Beach (in Tolon). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, view the masterpieces at Ioannidou Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with Pandora Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Ermou Street.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Akrokorinthos, Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum

4
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Byzantine Culture and Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina). For shopping fun, head to Kallntin Handmade or Seikilo. Go for a jaunt from Thessaloniki to Nikiti to see Kalogria Beach about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, make a trip to White Tower of Thessaloniki, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St.Sophia, and pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Thessaloniki trip planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Thessaloniki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thessaloniki, with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kalogria Beach, Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai (Vergina), Kallntin Handmade jewelery
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
Kalogria Beach ©
Kalogria Beach

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