8 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

8 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

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8 days in Athens, Mykonos Town & Fira Itinerary

Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Athens


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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.
Kids will enjoy Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Athens travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 92°F, while at night they dip to 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

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Archaeological Site Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, and finally stroll through Elia Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, then kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip planner .

Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by combination of subway and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 74°F, while days are little chillier, around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach

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nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, then stroll through Red Beach, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kamari Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perissa Black Sand Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fira online visit planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. August in Fira sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 75°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Oia, Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Sand Lily Boutique, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach

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