12 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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12 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Athens
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Kuala Lumpur


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1
day
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Nikolaos Church, pause for some photo ops at Submarine Monument, then examine the collection at Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof, then go for a stroll along the water at Flisvos Marina, and finally explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Athens road trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Athens. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paleo Faliro, Agios Nikolaos Church
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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof ©
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

5
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Amoudi Bay and Santo Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Fira: Perivolos (in Perivolos) and Speed Boats Tours (in Oia). There's much more to do: stroll through Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira trip app .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Athens in August: highs in Fira hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Santorini, Oia, Kamari, Venetsanos Winery, Santo Winery
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Museum of Prehistoric Thira ©
Museum of Prehistoric Thira

4
nights
Mykonos Town

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Matoyianni Street and Kapari Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalo Livadi Beach, learn about winemaking at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, kick back and relax at Agios Sostis Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mykonos Town trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Agios Stefanos Beach
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Kapari Beach ©
Kapari Beach
Matoyianni Street ©
Matoyianni Street
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery

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