9 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

9 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

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9 days in Athens, Santorini & Mykonos Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h
1
Athens
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Dubai


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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.
On the 10th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and then wander the streets of Plaka.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens online tour planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Athens is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Athens. When traveling from Dubai in May, plan for colder days in Athens, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for nightlife, museums, spas, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, enjoy the sand and surf at Kamari Beach, stroll through Perissa Black Sand Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary website .

Getting from Athens to Fira by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Kamari Beach, Amoudi Bay, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

2
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 15th (Fri): wander the streets of Little Venice, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Platis Gialos Beach, then make a trip to Rarity Gallery, then look for gifts at Evelin Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Panormos Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town day trip app .

Traveling by ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Mykonos Town, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Evelin Gallery
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

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