Nine to 12 days is the most popular trip length for travelers interested in visiting Athens, Naxos, and Mykonos, especially when also including Santorini. For travelers wanting to visit Athens, Naxos, and Mykonos exclusively, plan 7 to 8 days for a well-paced trip. For the best itineraries including Athens, Naxos, and Mykonos, keep reading below.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 7-8 days in Athens, Naxos, and Mykonos combined
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Santorini and Tinos

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Recommended Itineraries for Athens, Naxos, and Mykonos

Recommended Itinerary for 7 Days

Mykonos beach
Mykonos beach
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens Athens
Day 2 Interactive Mythology Experience Athens
Day 3 Athens to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 4 Farm Visit and Mykonian Dinner Mykonos
Day 5 Ferry to Naxos, Horseback Riding Tour Naxos
Day 6 Beach Day on Naxos Naxos
Day 7 Return to Athens, Depart  


Spend seven days with the sun and sand on this family-focused itinerary. Start off with a mythology tour through the Acropolis, then set sail for Mykonos where you can feel the surf on your feet and taste traditional flavors with a farm dinner. You'll end in Naxos, seeing the island from horseback before you sneak in one more day on the beach. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Mykonos' main celebrity
Mykonos' main celebrity
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens Athens
Day 2 Interactive Mythology Experience Athens
Day 3 Athens to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 4 Farm Visit and Mykonian Dinner Mykonos
Day 5 Ferry to Naxos Naxos
Day 6 Horseback Riding in Naxos Naxos
Day 7 Beach Day on Naxos Naxos
Day 8 Return to Athens, Depart  


Bring your whole brood to meet the most famous residents of Mykonos—its pelicans—on this eight-day itinerary. You'll start off with a guided mythology tour of Athens, then head to Mykonos to make some animal friends with beach time and a traditional farm visit. Then head to Naxos, where you'll see the island from horseback and top it off with one last day of lounging before you depart. Read more

Extended Itineraries

10-Day Itinerary Including Santorini

Santorini rooftop foliage
Santorini rooftop foliage
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Welcome Dinner Athens
Day 2 Athens Food Tour Athens
Day 3 Athens to Santorini Santorini
Day 4 Catamaran Cruise Santorini
Day 5 Ferry to Naxos Naxos
Day 6 Naxos Beaches and Villages Bike Tour Naxos
Day 7 Cooking Class on Naxos Naxos
Day 8 Ferry to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 9 Farm Visit and Mykonian Dinner Mykonos
Day 10 Return to Athens, Depart  


Take the coast of the Cyclades from guidebook covers straight to your own social media feed with this 10-day itinerary. These famous islands have captured travelers' imaginations for centuries, and now it's your turn to explore via boat, bike, and more, whether you're riding smoothly past sunny beaches or settling in for dinner and stories on an island farm. Read more

10-Day Itinerary Including Tinos

Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion
Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens, Welcome Dinner Athens
Day 2 Acropolis and Ancient Greek Mythology Tour Athens
Day 3 Ferry to Naxos Naxos
Day 4 Naxos Food Panorama Naxos
Day 5 Ferry to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 6 Day Trip to Delos Mykonos
Day 7 Ferry to Tinos Tinos
Day 8 Follow the Marble Route Tinos
Day 9 Return to Athens, Sunset at Cape Sounion Athens
Day 10 Depart Athens  


The Greek alphabet is the oldest written language still in use today, so study up for your 10-day trip through Greece's history and modern influence. Go from up on the Acropolis to down to the Aegean Sea, circling through the Cycladic islands of Tinos, Mykonos, and Naxos with temples, food tours, historic terraces, and more. Read more

14-Day Itinerary Including Santorini and Chania

The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles
The Cyclades are the quintessential Greek isles
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Athens Athens
Day 2 Athens to Mykonos Mykonos
Day 3 Farm Visit and Mykonian Dinner Mykonos
Day 4 Ferry to Naxos Naxos
Day 5 Cooking Class on Naxos Naxos
Day 6 Beach Day on Naxos Naxos
Day 7 Arrive in Santorini - Sightseeing Tour & Wine Tasting Santorini
Day 8 Catamaran Cruise Santorini
Day 9 Santorini to Chania Chania
Day 10 Old Town of Chania Tour Chania
Day 11 Dinner and Traditional Dancing at the Botanical Gardens Chania
Day 12 Gramvousa and Balos Beaches Chania
Day 13 Return to Athens and Athens Food Tour Athens
Day 14 Depart Athens  


The glittering Cyclades span hundreds of miles, with centuries of history under their belt. The two-week version of this itinerary starts in glamorous Mykonos before a stop in Naxos for beach time and a cooking class. Then, make your way to the volcanic sunsets and cliffside architecture of Santorini. End your trip on Crete, where amazing beaches, excellent cuisine, and great hospitality await. Read more