15 days in Athens, Greek Isles & Milos Itinerary

15 days in Athens, Greek Isles & Milos Itinerary

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Athens
— 1 night
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Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia
— 3 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Milos
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Milos
— 3 nights
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Athens
— 2 nights
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Athens — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Athens is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Athens hover around 34°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town — 4 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Get some historical perspective at The Temple of Apollo – Portara and Old Town. Kids will enjoy Little Venice and Elia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Naxos Town: Kalo Livadi Beach (in Kalo Livadi), Super Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Paraga Beach (in Paraga). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Panormos Beach, get a new perspective on things with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece, stroll through Ornos Beach, and examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos Town day trip planner.

You can fly from Athens to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Oia — 3 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Bring the kids along to Kamari Beach and Akrotiri. Ancient Thera and The Castle of St Nicholas will appeal to history buffs. Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Red Beach (in Akrotiri) and Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Santorini Sailing, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and take an in-depth tour of Naval Maritime Museum Oia Santorini.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Oia travel route website.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Naxos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Milos.
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Milos — 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Visit Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos and Venetian Castle of Milos for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Kleftiko Beach and Pollonia Beach. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Oneiro Milos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paliochori Beach, and kick back and relax at Sarakiniko Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Milos itinerary builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Milos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Milos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Athens — 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Lycabettus, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally wander the streets of Plaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Athens trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Milos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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Santorini travel guide

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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.
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