9 days in Greece Itinerary

9 days in Greece Itinerary

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9 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Athens
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  3​h
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
3
Fira, Santorini
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 21st (Sun), explore and take pictures at Panathenaic Stadium, examine the collection at Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, and finally explore the ancient world of Erechtheion. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hephaestus, take a stroll through Plaka, and then look for gifts at Kerannymi Greek Traditional Products.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday planner .

San Francisco, USA to Athens is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in July, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 91°F and 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

2
nights
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, stroll through Paradise Beach, then experience rural life at Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, and finally make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalafatis Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: highs in Mykonos Town hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Mykonos Vioma Organic Farm, Elia Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach
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Kalafatis Beach ©
Kalafatis Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach
Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach

2
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos, then do a tasting at Venetsanos Winery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Akrotiri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, and then choose your vessel at Alex Private Boat Rental.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fira holiday builder site .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Transportation Wineries

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Megalochori, Domaine Sigalas, Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
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Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos ©
Wine Museum Koutsogiannopoulos
Venetsanos Winery ©
Venetsanos Winery

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