14 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

14 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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14 days in Santorini, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Fira
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
3
Athens
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Cairo


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4
nights
Fira

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
When in Fira, make a side trip to see Santo Horse Riding in Akrotiri, approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fira day trip planning site .

Cairo, Egypt to Fira is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairo in August: highs in Fira hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Akrotiri, Oia, Kamari, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
Mykonos Town is known for nightlife, beaches, museums, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Fira to Mykonos Town by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Kalo Livadi Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Athens route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Mykonos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Mykonos Town in August, expect nights in Athens to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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

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