14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

14 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

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— 7 nights
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
— 3 nights



— 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 Anafiotika. Visit Lion Gate and Temple of Poseidon for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring (in Loutra Elenis), Nafplio (Archaeological Museum of Nauplion & Nauplion Promenade) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). And it doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site Mycenae, explore the world behind art at Museum of Cycladic Art, and get to know the fascinating history of Philopappos Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary maker 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 up 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips


— 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 Cathedral Church Of Candlemas Of The Lord. 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 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, shop like a local with MATI Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Cultural Village.

Before you visit Fira, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In November, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Mykonos travel guide

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

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.