17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Lindos
— 3 nights
2
Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
3
Thessaloniki
— 3 nights
4
Heraklion
— 3 nights
5
Athens
— 5 nights

3
nights
Lindos

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 12th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, then get your game on at Lardons Go-karts, and finally kick back and relax at Agathi Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos tour builder tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lindos is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Lindos: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Lardons Go-karts, Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

2
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
On the 14th (Mon), kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay, choose your vessel at Easyboat - Boat Rental, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town road trip planning site.

Drive from Lindos to Rhodes Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Faliraki
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Easyboat - Boat Rental ©
Easyboat - Boat Rental

3
nights
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Step out of Thessaloniki with an excursion to Ziogas Western City in Lefkochori--about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and scramble along the landscape with Baseline Canyoning.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki day trip planning website.

Fly from Rhodes Town to Thessaloniki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Thessaloniki, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ziogas Western City
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Ziogas Western City ©
Ziogas Western City
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

3
nights
Heraklion

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, get engrossed in the history at Historical Museum of Crete, and do a tasting at Douloufakis Winery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Heraklion travel route builder app.

Fly from Thessaloniki to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Thessaloniki in August, plan for little chillier days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lake Voulismeni, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, Fortress Spinalonga
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga

5
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Heraklion in August: highs in Athens hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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