25 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

25 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Greece holiday planner

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Fira
— 5 nights
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Mykonos Town
— 5 nights
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Athens
— 13 nights
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Fira

— 5 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, cruise along Santorini Limousine, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fira visit planning tool.

Gaya, India to Fira is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Gaya to Fira due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Gaya, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Fira, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mykonos Town

— 5 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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: relax and rejuvenate at Beautyworld Spa, enjoy the sand and surf at Paraga Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mykonos Brewing Company, and don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town journey maker app.

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Athens

— 13 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Church of Agios Spyridonas, Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, &more), Byzantine Museum of Argos (in Argos) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Athens tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Mykonos Town to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Santorini travel guide

4.1
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.

Mykonos travel guide

4.2
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.