7 days in Milos, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

7 days in Milos, Mykonos & Athens Itinerary

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— 1 night
Ferry to Mykonos, Taxi to Platys Gialos
Platys Gialos
— 2 nights
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— 1 night

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Catacombs of Milos.

Plan my day in Milos using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Cairo, Egypt to Milos is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Milos, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Platys Gialos.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Platys Gialos

— 2 nights
Playtis Gialos, a popular resort on Mykonos, serves as a convenient starting point for regular sightseeing tours of the island's southern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stroll through Panormos Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, then don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, stroll through Kapari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Platys Gialos trip builder site.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Milos to Platys Gialos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In August, daytime highs in Platys Gialos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Platys Gialos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Athens visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Platys Gialos to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Platys Gialos in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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.