16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Fly:  6​h
1
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Fira, Santorini
— 3 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3​h
3
Rethymnon, Crete
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  6​h 15​min
4
Lindos, Rhodes
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Athens
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Agios Prokopios Beach and Plaka Beach. Get some historical perspective at Old Town and Archaeological Site of Delos. Explore Mykonos Town's surroundings by going to Portara (in Naxos Town) and Mikri Vigla Beach (in Mikri Vigla). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kalo Livadi Beach, don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, and stroll through Agios Sostis Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip maker tool .

Tallinn, Estonia to Mykonos Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. When traveling from Tallinn in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Naxos Town, Agios Prokopios Beach, Agios Sostis Beach, Kalo Livadi Beach, Archaeological Site of Delos
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mikri Vigla Beach ©
Mikri Vigla Beach
Agios Sostis Beach ©
Agios Sostis Beach

3
nights
Fira, Santorini

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Popular historic sites such as Akrotiri LightHouse and Akrotiri are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Santo Winery and Museum of Prehistoric Thira. Go for a jaunt from Fira to Perivolos to see Perivolos about 30 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, explore the ancient world of Ancient Thera, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, and contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fira online driving holiday planner .

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May in Fira, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Rethymnon.

Things to do in Fira

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Imerovigli, Kamari, Akrotiri, Perivolos, Santo Winery
Highlights from your plan
Skaros Rock ©
Skaros Rock
Perivolos ©
Perivolos
Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail ©

3
nights
Rethymnon, Crete

Rethymnon ©
Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
The Palace of Knossos and Palace of Faistos will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monastery of Arkadi and St. Nicholas Church. Explore Rethymnon's surroundings by going to Lake Kournas (in Kournas) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Chania Town).

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Rethymnon journey planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Fira to Rethymnon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Rethymnon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lake Kournas, Scuba & Snorkeling, Palace of Faistos, St. Nicholas Church, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Arkadi ©
Monastery of Arkadi
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle of Monolithos and Ancient Kamiros. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Agios Pavlos Beach and Tsambika Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Agathi Beach, stroll through Lindos Beach, and get outside with Pefkos Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lindos day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Lindos can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rhodes, Pefkos Beach, Ancient Kamiros, Stegna Beach, Agathi Beach
Highlights from your plan
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Stegna Beach ©
Stegna Beach

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ancient Agora of Athens and Corinth Canal. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Go for a jaunt from Athens to Mycenae to see Archaeological Site Mycenae about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens travel route website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. May in Athens sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Corinth Canal, Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Archaeological Site Mycenae ©
Archaeological Site Mycenae

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