9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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9 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Fira
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Newark


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2
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Let the collections at MATI Art Gallery and Art Space capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Kamari Beach and Red Beach. Step out of Fira to go to Akrotiri and see Santo Horse Riding, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, look for gifts at Atlantis Books, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fira online vacation builder .

Newark, USA to Fira is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Fira when traveling from Newark in August, with lows around 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, S.M.A.G Spira Marble Art Gallery, Art Space
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MATI Art Gallery ©
MATI Art Gallery
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll through Elia Beach and then stroll through Panormos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, take a stroll through Little Venice, then stroll through Paradise Beach, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with The House of Fine Art Mykonos.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town driving holiday planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, The House of Fine Art - HOFA Gallery Mykonos
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll explore and learn at Acropolis Museum and Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou'. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Eleni Marneri Galerie, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Technohoros Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens route tool .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

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

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