16 days in Delphi, Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

16 days in Delphi, Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

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16 days in Delphi, Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + train + bus:  6​h
1
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Milos
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Folegandros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fira
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Paros
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Naxos
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: London


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1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tholos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Delphi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Itea Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosios Loukas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Trinity.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Delphi trip itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Delphi is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Delphi. Traveling from London in April, expect Delphi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Itea Beach, Church of the Holy Trinity, Hosios Loukas
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Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 5th (Sun), explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, then look for all kinds of wild species at Donkey's Land, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dasoktima Tatoiou.

To find out how to plan a trip to Athens, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Delphi to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Athens when traveling from Delphi in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dasoktima Tatoiou, Donkey's Land
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Donkey's Land ©
Donkey's Land
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Paliochori Beach and Kleftiko Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Sarakiniko Beach and Sikia Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Alogomandra Beach, see the interesting displays at Sand Museum, explore the historical opulence of Venetian Castle of Milos, and stroll through Plathiena Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Milos trip planner.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In April in Milos, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Folegandros.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Paliochori Beach ©
Paliochori Beach

2
nights
Folegandros

Folegandros ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary), examine the collection at Ecological and Folklore Museum, and then kick back and relax at Agkali beach. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katergo Beach, kick back and relax at Vardia Beach, then Head underground at Georgitsi’s Cave, and finally look for gifts at Folegandros T-Shirts.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Folegandros online holiday maker .

Getting from Milos to Folegandros by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Folegandros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Agkali beach ©
Agkali beach
Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) ©
Church of Panagia (Virgin Mary)
Folegandros T-Shirts ©
Folegandros T-Shirts

1
night
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fira trip app .

Traveling by car from Folegandros to Fira takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Fira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Paros.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Venetsanos Winery
Highlights from your plan
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

2
nights
Paros

Paros ©
Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
On the 13th (Mon), kick back and relax at Piso Aliki Beach, then step off the mainland to explore Parikia Town, and then kick back and relax at Lageri beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral, kick back and relax at Chrisis Aktis Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalogeros Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Paros day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fira to Paros takes 6.5 hours. In April in Paros, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Piso Aliki Beach ©
Piso Aliki Beach
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

2
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
On the 15th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, take a stroll through Old Town, stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and finally delve into the distant past at Portara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): stroll through Maragas Beach, kick back and relax at Pyrgaki, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Naxos trip planner .

Getting from Paros to Naxos by car takes about 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Naxos are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Maragas Beach ©
Maragas Beach
Old Town ©
Old Town
Portara ©
Portara

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
On the 17th (Fri), kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Little Venice and then learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm.

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You can drive from Naxos to Mykonos Town in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ornos Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Ornos Beach ©
Ornos Beach

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