2 days in Cyclades Itinerary

2 days in Cyclades Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Cyclades trip planner

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Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 day
Kalafatis, Mykonos
— 1 night
Drive to Mikonos Airport, Fly to Rome


Akrotiri, Santorini

Greek Pompeii

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri tour itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Akrotiri is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Akrotiri. Traveling from Rome in August, Akrotiri is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to Ios.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Outdoors · Tours · Wineries · Parks


— 1 day
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
You've now added Dream Boat Ios Island to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Dream Boat Ios Island.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ios trip builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Akrotiri to Ios takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ios are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kalafatis.

Things to do in Ios

Tours · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

Kalafatis, Mykonos

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kalafatis day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ios to Kalafatis in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kalafatis

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Cyclades travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Located southeast of the Greek mainland, the Cyclades island group constitutes part of an archipelago containing over 2,000 islands. Quintessentially Mediterranean, the islands feature varied landscapes that include sun-drenched beaches, bare mountains, olive groves, ancient ruins, lush vineyards, and whitewashed villages. Santorini and Mykonos remain the Cyclades' main tourist attractions, luring vacationers with golden sands and lively nightlife. You can easily avoid the big crowds by settling on less-frequented Antiparos or Anafi, small islands with quiet beaches and picturesque coastal walks. If you're not married to the idea of staying in one place, use one of the bigger islands as your base and spend time touring the remote islets, which provide plenty of privacy and tranquility.