5 days in Mykonos Town & Athens Itinerary

5 days in Mykonos Town & Athens Itinerary

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Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Mykonos Town

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take a stroll through Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Ornos Beach, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip planner.

Venice, Italy to Mykonos Town is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in August since evenings lows in Mykonos Town dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips


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The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Family-friendly places like Acropolis of Athens and Plaka will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary site.

Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. While traveling from Mykonos Town, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Mykonos travel guide

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.