21 days in Athens, Milos & Santorini Itinerary

21 days in Athens, Milos & Santorini Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 7 nights
Ferry:  2 h 30 min
2
Milos
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Fira
— 5 nights
Ferry:  3 h 30 min
4
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h
End: London

7
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You've added Theater of Dionysus, Herod Atticus Odeon, Parthenon, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Corinth (Akrokorinthos & Temple of Apollo), Galliki Skala (in Lavrio) and Lion Gate (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Agios Nikolaos, and look for gifts at Klio Creations.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Athens online attractions planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Athens reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corinth, Galliki Skala, Temple of Poseidon, Lion Gate
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

4
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Milos is known for beaches, wildlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleftiko Beach and stroll through Mandrakia Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milos trip builder app.

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Milos

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

5
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and do a tasting at Vassaltis Vineyards.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fira route maker app.

Traveling by car from Milos to Fira takes 4.5 hours. June in Fira sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. You will leave for Athens on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari, Santorini, Perissa Black Sand Beach
Highlights from your plan
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani ©
Ekklisia Panagia Platsani

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Theater of Dionysus, Parthenon and Temple of Poseidon. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece (in Glyfada), Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). See even more of Athens: take a stroll through Monastiraki, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Athens online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Fira to Athens takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

ARCHELON Τhe Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece, Fortress Palamidi, Temple of Poseidon, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Parthenon ©
Parthenon
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

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