14 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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14 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Athens
— 3 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Francisco


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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Temple of Hephaestus and Erechtheion. You'll get in some beach time at Vouliagmeni Beach and Asteras Glyfada Beach. Step out of Athens to go to Sounio and see Temple of Poseidon, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Athens. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 84°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Asteras Glyfada Beach, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Temple of Poseidon, Vouliagmeni Beach
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Plaka ©
Plaka
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Panormos Beach and Paradise Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elia Beach and Ornos Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Super Paradise Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the waterfront activity at Old Port.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wine Tours & Tastings and Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Red Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, admire the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Akrotiri.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fira online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in September, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Santorini, Akrotiri, Atlantis Books, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Wine Tours & Tastings
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

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