10 days in Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

10 days in Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

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10 days in Athens & Cyclades Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Ferry:  5 h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h 30 min
3
Paros
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Naxos Town
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Ios
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  15 h
End: Toronto


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2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): visit Plaka.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Athens, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much hotter in Athens: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka
Monastiraki ©
Monastiraki

1
night
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.
You've added Archaeological Site of Delos, Elia Beach, Lola Bar-Cafe, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 9th (Mon), make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), visit Little Venice, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then join in the after-dark buzz at The Garden, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at Lola Bar-Cafe.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. March in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paros.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Nightlife Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Mykonos Brewing Company, Archaeological Site of Delos
Highlights from your plan
Lola Bar-Cafe ©
Lola Bar-Cafe
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

1
night
Paros

Paros ©
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.
On the 11th (Wed), go for a stroll along the water at Old Port of Naoussa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parikia Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Lefkes.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paros journey website .

Traveling by car from Mykonos Town to Paros takes 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parikia Town ©
Parikia Town
Old Port of Naoussa ©
Old Port of Naoussa
Panagia Ekatondapiliani ©
Panagia Ekatondapiliani

1
night
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of Kastro.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Naxos Town visit website .

You can drive from Paros to Naxos Town in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Ios.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Agios Prokopios Beach, Plaka Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kastro ©
Kastro
Old Town ©
Old Town
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach

1
night
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Astra Cocktail Bar has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Manganari Beach, kick back and relax at Ag. Theodoti Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mylopotas Beach, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Astra Cocktail Bar.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ios journey planner.

Traveling by car from Naxos Town to Ios takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ios can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fira.

Things to do in Ios

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

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes PK Cocktail Bar. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a taste of local nightlife at PK Cocktail Bar. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, stroll through Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay, then don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fira trip maker tool .

Drive from Ios to Fira in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oia, Skaros Rock, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera, Akrotiri
Highlights from your plan
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail

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