14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

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Athens
— 7 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Fira
— 3 nights
Fly

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Athens

— 7 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

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 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. Visit Lion Gate and Temple of Athena Nike for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Corinth Canal (in Corinth), Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Nauplion Promenade) and Temple of Poseidon (in Sounio). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Anafiotika, don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, appreciate the extensive heritage of Philopappos Hill, and get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Athens day trip tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Skiathos Island National Airport and Mikonos Airport. In November, daytime highs in Athens are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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 21st (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Ftelia Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, then stop by Gioras Wood Medieval Mykonian Bakery, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Avenue of the Lions, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint George, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Fokos Beach.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Mykonos Town road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fira

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mnemossyne Gallery and Tzamia - Krystalla Art Gallery Santorini. Visit Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Fira with an excursion to La Ponta in Akrotiri--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord, and don't miss a visit to Three Bells of Fira.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary maker app.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.