10 days in Lesbos, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

10 days in Lesbos, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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10 days in Lesbos, Athens & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Mytilene
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Fira
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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Mytilene

Mytilene ©
Founded in the 11th century BCE, Mytilene is the capital of the island of Lesbos.
On the 11th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Ermogenis Beach and then stop by Olive Wood House.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mytilene road trip website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Mytilene is an approximately 23-hour flight. When traveling from Johannesburg in April, plan for little chillier days in Mytilene, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Mytilene

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Agios Ermogenis Beach
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Agios Ermogenis Beach ©
Agios Ermogenis Beach
Olive Wood House ©
Olive Wood House

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Glyfada Beach, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki, and wander the streets of Plaka District.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens route planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mytilene to Athens. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Santo Winery and Mnemossyne Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Prehistoric Thera and MATI Art Gallery. The adventure continues: hike along Hiking Trail Fira - Oia, stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, view the masterpieces at Art Space, and kick back and relax at Red Beach.

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Getting from Athens to Fira by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Fira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Pyrgos, Skaros Rock, Ancient Thera
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Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©
Santo Winery ©
Santo Winery
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock

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