15 days in Greece & Naxos Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Naxos Itinerary

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15 days in Greece & Naxos Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Fly + Subway:  2 h 30 min
3
Athens
— 4 nights
Subway + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Philadelphia


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5
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Agios Pavlos Beach and Agathi Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Tsambika Beach and Pefkos Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kamiros in Kalavarda (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Monolithos, don't miss a visit to Monastery Tsambika, delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Lindos is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Lindos is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lindos when traveling from Philadelphia in August, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes, Monastery Tsambika, Pefkos Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Agathi Beach
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Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

4
nights
Naxos Town

Naxos Town ©
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Town and Mikri Vigla Beach. Attractions like Agios Prokopios Beach and Paradise Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Agia Marina Church (in Koronos), Agios Sostis Beach (in Agios Sostis) and Rarity Gallery (in Mykonos Town). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Plaka Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Temple of Dionysus, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Paraskevi.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Naxos Town travel planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Naxos Town in 6.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Naxos, Agia Marina Church, Mikri Vigla Beach, Paradise Beach, Aqua Fun Water Park
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

4
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Acropolis of Athens and Archaeological Site Mycenae will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Lycabettus and Temple of Athena Nike. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Lion Gate about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kapnikarea.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Athens travel planner.

Getting from Naxos Town to Athens by combination of flight and subway takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. When traveling from Naxos Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Athens, with highs around 92°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Mycenae
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Lion Gate ©
Lion Gate
Temple of Hephaestus ©
Temple of Hephaestus

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