18 days in Cyclades Itinerary

18 days in Cyclades Itinerary

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Oia
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Milos
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Ios
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Paros
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Mykonos Town
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Oia

— 3 nights
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Domaine Sigalas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Baxedes Beach, and finally learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Oia trip itinerary planning site.

Bern, Switzerland to Oia is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bern to Oia due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in July, with highs in Oia at 35°C and lows at 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Wed) before leaving for Milos.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Milos

— 3 nights

Island of Colors

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Visit Sarakiniko Beach and Alogomandra Beach for some beach relaxation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Firiplaka Beach and Ammoudaraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Firopotamos Beach, kick back and relax at Tsigrado Beach, step into the grandiose world of Venetian Castle of Milos, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological museum of Milos.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Milos trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Oia to Milos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Ios.

Things to do in Milos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Ios

— 4 nights
Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Step out of the city life by going to Manganari Beach and Lorentzena Βeach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mylopotas Beach and Ag. Theodoti Beach. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Tris Klissies, make a trip to La Tomba di Omero, tour the pleasant surroundings at Valmas Beach, and explore and take pictures at Papa Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ios trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Ios takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Ios sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Paros.

Things to do in Ios

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

Paros

— 4 nights

Poor Man's Mykonos

Long ignored by tourists because of its reputation as a plain ferry hub, Paros today serves as one of the Aegean's major holiday destinations, luring travelers with its fashionable resort towns and quaint mountain villages.
Escape the urban bustle at Kolymbithres Beach and Monastiri Beach. Visit Martselo beach and Palm Beach Paros for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Golden Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Ekatondapiliani, do a tasting at Moraitis Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Faragas Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paros journey planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Ios to Paros takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Paros sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Paros

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:

Mykonos Town

— 3 nights

Chora Mykonos

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rarity Gallery and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Paradise Beach and Kapari Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ornos Beach, see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint George.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mykonos Town travel planner.

You can ride a ferry from Paros to Mykonos Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Cyclades travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Located southeast of the Greek mainland, the Cyclades island group constitutes part of an archipelago containing over 2,000 islands. Quintessentially Mediterranean, the islands feature varied landscapes that include sun-drenched beaches, bare mountains, olive groves, ancient ruins, lush vineyards, and whitewashed villages. Santorini and Mykonos remain the Cyclades' main tourist attractions, luring vacationers with golden sands and lively nightlife. You can easily avoid the big crowds by settling on less-frequented Antiparos or Anafi, small islands with quiet beaches and picturesque coastal walks. If you're not married to the idea of staying in one place, use one of the bigger islands as your base and spend time touring the remote islets, which provide plenty of privacy and tranquility.

Mykonos travel guide

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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.