8 days in Athens, Milos & Fira Itinerary

8 days in Athens, Milos & Fira Itinerary

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Start: Athens
1
Athens
— 1 day
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Milos
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Fira
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Athens

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 17th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Byzantine and Christian Museum, explore the ancient world of Theater of Dionysus, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Athens Wine Tasting.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Milos.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Wineries Nightlife
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Byzantine and Christian Museum ©
Byzantine and Christian Museum
Theater of Dionysus ©
Theater of Dionysus
Athens Wine Tasting ©
Athens Wine Tasting

3
nights
Milos

Milos ©
The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Mandrakia Beach and Alogomandra Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Venetian Castle of Milos and Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos - Church of the Holy Trinity. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Kalogries Beach, explore the galleries of Faskomilo, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological museum of Milos, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kastanas Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Milos vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Milos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. September in Milos sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fira.

Things to do in Milos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Alogomandra Beach ©
Alogomandra Beach
Kastanas Beach ©
Kastanas Beach
Venetian Castle of Milos ©
Venetian Castle of Milos

4
nights
Fira

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Head to MATI Art Gallery and Atlantis Books E.E.for plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos and La Ponta. The adventure continues: make a trip to Megalochori - Traditional Village, step into the grandiose world of Byzantine Castle Ruins, do a tasting at Domaine Sigalas, and examine the collection at Tomato Industrial Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fira trip itinerary app.

Getting from Milos to Fira by car takes about 4.5 hours. September in Fira sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Oia, Santorini, Pyrgos, Megalochori, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Megalochori - Traditional Village ©
Megalochori - Traditional Village
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

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