15 days in Greece & Naxos Itinerary

15 days in Greece & Naxos Itinerary

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Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 5 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Naxos Town
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Naxos Town
— 4 nights
Fly
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Athens
— 4 nights
Fly

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Lindos, Rhodes

— 5 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Visit Village of Lindos and Monastery Tsambika for their historical value. Attractions like Agios Pavlos Beach and Castle of Monolithos make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Ancient Kamiros in Kalavarda (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, stroll through Tsambika Beach, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Lindos trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Lindos is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in August since evenings lows in Lindos dip to 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Naxos Town

— 4 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Step out of the city life by going to Paradise Beach and Agios Prokopios Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Old Town and Plaka Beach. Explore Naxos Town's surroundings by going to Agia Marina Church (in Koronos), Rarity Gallery (in Mykonos Town) and Agios Sostis Beach (in Agios Sostis). There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, make a splash at Aqua Fun Water Park, stop by Ta Axotica Gift Shop, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Paraskevi.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Naxos Town trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Lindos to Naxos Town by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in August, and nighttime lows around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Athens

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Temple of Hephaestus and Lion Gate. Attractions like Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum make great kid-friendly stops. When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately Mycenae away. There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Temple of Athena Nike, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Nicholas Rangavas Church, take a stroll through Plaka, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens holiday planner.

Fly from Naxos Town to Athens in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Naxos Town in August, you will find days in Athens are somewhat warmer (92°F), and nights are about the same (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.