12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

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12 days in Athens, Mykonos & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Athens
— 1 day
subway + Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mykonos Town
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Oia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Megalochori
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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1
day
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Church, appreciate the history behind Submarine Monument, see the interesting displays at Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof, then take in the waterfront activity at Flisvos Marina, and finally admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Athens tour planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Athens is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Athens is minus 6 hours. August in Athens sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paleo Faliro, Agios Nikolaos Church
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Floating Naval Museum Battleship Averof ©
Panathenaic Stadium ©
Panathenaic Stadium
Agios Nikolaos Church ©
Agios Nikolaos Church

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kapari Beach and Fokos Beach. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kalo Livadi Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, explore the world behind art at Minima Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Mykonos Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mykonos Town trip planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mykonos, Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach
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Old Port ©
Old Port
Rarity Gallery ©
Rarity Gallery
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

2
nights
Oia

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 28th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stop by Atlantis Books. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Byzantine Castle Ruins, shop like a local with Mnemossyne Gallery, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, pause for some serene contemplation at Agios Georgios Church, then view the masterpieces at Oia Treasures Art Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Oia road trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Oia takes 3 hours. In August in Oia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Megalochori.

Things to do in Oia

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Domaine Sigalas ©
Domaine Sigalas
Byzantine Castle Ruins ©
Byzantine Castle Ruins

3
nights
Megalochori

Megalochori ©
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Vlichada Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Castelli of Pyrgos, then take in the exciting artwork at Art Space, and finally do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then examine the collection at Monastery of Profitis Ilias, and finally examine the collection at Cultural Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Megalochori online trip builder .

You can drive from Oia to Megalochori in an hour. In August, daily temperatures in Megalochori can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Megalochori

Museums Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Pyrgos, Santorini, Vlychada, Monastery of Profitis Ilias
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Monastery of Profitis Ilias ©
Monastery of Profitis Ilias
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery
Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village

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