12 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

12 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

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12 days in Mykonos, Santorini & Athens Itinerary

Start: Athens
taxi + ferry:  4​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
2
Akrotiri
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  6​h
3
Athens
— 3 nights
End: Athens


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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Little Venice, Cine Manto Mykonos, Zorba's, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 100% Mykonos and T-bar Mykonos.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online itinerary creator.

Athens to Mykonos Town is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of subway and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and ferry. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Mykonos Town are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). You'll set off for Akrotiri on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Ornos Beach, Minima Gallery
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

3
nights
Akrotiri

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Red Beach, Vourvoulos Beach, Cultural Village, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Galatea Pottery and contemplate the long history of La Ponta.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Akrotiri itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Vlychada, Vourvoulos Beach, Cultural Village, Skaros Rock
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Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your list of things to see and do now includes River West Shopping Center, Parthenon, Ancient Agora of Athens, and other attractions. Monastiraki and Erechtheion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Plaka District.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Akrotiri to Athens in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

River West Shopping Center, Glyfada Beach
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National Archaeological Museum ©
National Archaeological Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum

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