10 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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— 4 nights
Mykonos Town
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Athens — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus for their historical value. Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum capture your imagination. Explore Athens' surroundings by going to Arvanitia beach (in Nafplio), Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae) and Byzantine Church of the Panagias (in Agia Triada). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Plaka, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, admire the masterpieces at Museum 'Atelier Spyros Vassiliou', and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Hephaestus.

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London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in April; daily highs in Athens reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

On the 17th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and finally stroll through Platis Gialos Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Triciclo Art Shop Mykonos, then explore the ancient world of House of Dionysus, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Delos, and finally delve into the distant past at Avenue of the Lions.

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Getting from Athens to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the ferry to Fira.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Fira — 3 nights

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Akrotiri and Mnemossyne Gallery. You'll get in some beach time at Red Beach and Kamari Beach. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Akrotiri to see La Ponta about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Museum of Prehistoric Thira, take in the exciting artwork at Nikola's Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Santo Winery.

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Ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Wineries · Tours · Outdoors
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Mykonos travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
Island of the Winds
Local tradition claims that Mykonos, the trendiest of the Cyclades group of islands, came into existence from the petrified bodies of giants killed by the mythological hero Hercules. Named after the grandson of the god Apollo, this cosmopolitan "Ibiza of Greece" offers modern tourists a blend of glamour and simplicity. Be prepared for hip and loud dance clubs along the coastline and quieter areas farther from the water. Avoid cruise ship crowds thronging the narrow streets by exploring the small villages located in the center of the island. The easiest way to discover the island's golden beaches is by guided boat tour, private car, or motorcycle.

Santorini travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.