24 days in Greece Itinerary

24 days in Greece Itinerary

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24 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h
1
Mykonos Town
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Fira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Ios
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Naxos
— 9 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fokos Beach and Agios Sostis Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Little Venice and Paraportiani Church. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Panormos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company, and make a trip to Matoyianni Street.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mykonos Town vacation planner .

Sydney, Australia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Mykonos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Agios Sostis Beach, Panormos Beach, Elia Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Kalo Livadi Beach ©
Kalo Livadi Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach
Fokos Beach ©
Fokos Beach

5
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step off the beaten path and head to Castelli of Pyrgos and Byzantine Castle Ruins. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Perivolos. Change things up with a short trip to Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Cultural Village, stroll through Red Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira road trip planning site .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ios.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Akrotiri, Oia, Perissa, Venetsanos Winery
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Vlychada Beach ©
Vlychada Beach

4
nights
Ios

Ios ©
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Panagia Gremiotissa Church and Paleokastro will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Ag. Theodoti Beach and Manganari Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mylopotas Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Psathi Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ios travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Fira to Ios takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Naxos.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Manganari Beach ©
Manganari Beach
Kolitsani Beach ©
Kolitsani Beach
Valmas Beach ©
Valmas Beach

9
nights
Naxos

Naxos ©
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea.
Temple of Apollo and Parikia Town will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moutsouna Beach and Kastraki Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naxos: Parikia (Panayia Ekatondapiliani Cathedral & Martselo beach) and Paros (Lefkes & Kolymbithres Beach). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kastro, kick back and relax at Aeolis Aghios Georgios Beach, stroll through Plaka Beach, and examine the collection at Distillery M. G. Vallindras Eirini Frangoudaki.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Naxos trip planning website .

Getting from Ios to Naxos by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Naxos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paros
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Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Plaka Beach ©
Plaka Beach
Kastraki Beach ©
Kastraki Beach

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