11 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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11 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver


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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Athens is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in October: high temperatures in Athens hover around 28°C and lows are around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then wander the streets of Little Venice, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach, then stroll through Paradise Beach, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally make a trip to Kapopoulos Fine Arts.

Make your Mykonos Town itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

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

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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