18 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

18 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

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18 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto


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1
night
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): wander the streets of Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then stop by Monastiraki.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens trip builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in July, expect Athens to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

4
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see SYMPOSION by La Ponta about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: trot along with Santo Horse Riding, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fira trip builder tool .

Fly from Athens to Fira in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. When traveling from Athens in July, plan for little chillier days in Fira, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

4
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Naxos Town: Apollonas Beach (in Apollon) and Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Eggares Olive Press Museum, view the masterpieces at Fish & Olive, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach.

Planning Naxos Town trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fira to Naxos Town in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Naxos Town are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Naxos, Chalkio, Eggares Olive Press Museum, Mikri Vigla Beach, Apollonas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town

4
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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, stroll through Elia Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip website .

Traveling by car from Naxos Town to Mykonos Town takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
See even more of Athens: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, stop by Kolonaki Square, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take a stroll through Anafiotika.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Athens driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. When traveling from Mykonos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kolonaki Square ©
Kolonaki Square
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ermou Street ©
Ermou Street

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