8 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

8 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

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8 days in Athens & Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Tampa
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Athens
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Fira
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 30​min
End: Athens

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night
Athens

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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: see the top attractions with Fantasy Travel.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll set off for Mykonos Town on the 12th (Sat).

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nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Akrotiri and Artemis Karamolegos Winery. When in Fira, make a side trip to see Perissa Black Sand Beach in Perissa, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at KAMARA BEACH, enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, learn about winemaking at Santo Winery, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fira trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Athens to Fira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Fira are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Kamari Beach, Sunset in Oia, Santo Winery
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Kamari Beach ©
Kamari Beach
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Artemis Karamolegos Winery ©
Artemis Karamolegos Winery

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Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, wander the streets of Little Venice, and then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli).

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You can ride a ferry from Fira to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
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Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
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Little Venice
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Paradise Beach

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