60 days in Cyclades Itinerary

60 days in Cyclades Itinerary

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60 days in Cyclades Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Fira, Santorini
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ios
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Milos
— 11 nights
Ferry:  3​h 45​min
4
Amorgos
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Koufonissi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Naxos
— 14 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Tinos
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

7
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Perivolos and Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Tomato Industrial Museum (in Vlychada), Oia (Mnemossyne Gallery & Atlantis Books) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Perivolos). There's much more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and don't miss a visit to Megalochori - Traditional Village.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Fira online itinerary planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Fira is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Fira is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Fira are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Santorini, Oia, Megalochori, Vlychada, Scuba & Snorkeling
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos

5
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Manganari Beach and Gialos Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Mylopotas Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Agia Irini, explore the historical opulence of Paleokastro, and head outdoors with Yialos Watersports.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ios tour planner.

You can drive from Fira to Ios in 2 hours. In June in Ios, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Milos.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Mylopotas Beach ©
Mylopotas Beach
Valmas Beach ©
Valmas Beach

11
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kleftiko Beach and Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema. Step out of Milos with an excursion to Prassa Beach in Kimolos--about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, stroll through Plathiena Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Papafragas Cave, and examine the collection at Milos Mining Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Milos road trip planning website .

Getting from Ios to Milos by car takes about 5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Amorgos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Prassa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kleftiko Beach ©
Kleftiko Beach
Firiplaka Beach ©
Firiplaka Beach
Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema ©
Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema

5
nights
Amorgos

Amorgos ©
One of the Aegean's treasures, Amorgos remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, despite the fact that it boasts a high concentration of ancient ruins and offers some of the finest rock-climbing opportunities in Greece.
Explore hidden gems such as Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary) and Mourou Beach. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Chora, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maltezi, enjoy the sand and surf at Aegiali Beach, and see the interesting displays at Eccliastical Museum of Amorgos.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amorgos online attractions planner .

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Amorgos takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Amorgos can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Koufonissi.

Things to do in Amorgos

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa ©
Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa
Chora ©
Chora
Agia Triada ©
Agia Triada

3
nights
Koufonissi

Koufonissi ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pori Beach and kato koufonissi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Koufonissi road trip website .

Traveling by car from Amorgos to Koufonissi takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Naxos.

Things to do in Koufonissi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
kato koufonissi ©
kato koufonissi

14
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaka Beach and Mikri Vigla Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Parikia (Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral & Martselo beach) and Paros (Lefkes & Santa Maria Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kastraki Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Fish & Olive, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zas Mountain, and see the interesting displays at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Naxos itinerary planner.

Drive from Koufonissi to Naxos in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Naxos can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tinos.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paros
Highlights from your plan
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Lefkes ©
Lefkes

7
nights
Tinos

Tinos ©
Tinos is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Marble Crafts and Kini Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Hermoupolis (Saint Nicholas Church & Ermoupolis City Hall), Galissas Beach (in Galissas) and Agathopes Beach (in Poseidonia). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Panayia Evanyelistria Cathedral and Museums, make a trip to Moni Kimiseos tis Theotokou, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Romanos Beach, and stroll through Kolimvithra Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tinos online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Naxos to Tinos in 3.5 hours. July in Tinos sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Tinos

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hermoupolis, Galissas Beach, Agathopes Beach, Kini Beach
Highlights from your plan
Galissas Beach ©
Galissas Beach
Museum of Marble Crafts ©
Museum of Marble Crafts

7
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Matoyianni Street and Kalo Livadi Beach. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach, and experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town sightseeing planner.

Drive from Tinos to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Agios Sostis Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

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