42 days in Cyclades Itinerary

42 days in Cyclades Itinerary

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Fira, Santorini
— 12 nights
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Ios
— 2 nights
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Milos
— 7 nights
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Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 10 nights
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Naxos Town, Naxos
— 5 nights
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Paros
— 5 nights

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Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fira: Akrotiri (Experience Horse Riding & La Ponta). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, stroll through Kamari Beach, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Fira online trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Fira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, taxi, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Fira. In September, Fira is a bit warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
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Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, then kick back and relax at Kolitsani Beach, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Tris Klissies, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manganari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ag. Theodoti Beach.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ios online trip itinerary builder.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Ios in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Milos.

Things to do in Ios

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Ag. Theodoti Beach
Ag. Theodoti Beach

7
nights
Milos

Milos ©

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kimolos (Poliegos & Skiadi). On the 22nd (Tue), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Pollonia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paliochori Beach, examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum, and look for gifts at Mov Kosmima.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Milos driving holiday planner.

Ride a ferry from Ios to Milos in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Sarakiniko Beach ©
Sarakiniko Beach
Milos Mining Museum ©
Milos Mining Museum

10
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mykonos Town: Delos (Archaeological Site of Delos, Mount Kynthos, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Little Venice, enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, and make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mykonos Town day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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Naxos Town, Naxos

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kastraki Beach (in Kastraki), Agia Marina Church (in Koronos) and Mount Zeus Hike (in Filoti). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Naos tou Apollona - Portara, kick back and relax at Agios Prokopios Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Abram Beach.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Naxos Town trip maker tool.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town in 1.5 hours. Another option is to fly. October in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Naos tou Apollona - Portara ©
Naos tou Apollona - Portara
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Paros

Paros ©

Poor Man's Mykonos

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.
Paros is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Parikia Town, see the interesting displays at Folklore Art Museum Of Cycladic Civilization Benetos & Popi Skiadas., learn about winemaking at Moraitis Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paros online road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Naxos Town to Paros in an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paros

Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa