17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda) and Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, make a trip to Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, and get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Heraklion is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Heraklion. In August, Heraklion is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Baseline Canyoning, then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then make a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Heraklion to Thessaloniki in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Heraklion in August, expect nights in Thessaloniki to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

3
nights
Lindos

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, stroll through Agios Pavlos Beach, and delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lindos road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thessaloniki to Lindos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Lindos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Agathi Beach, Kolimbia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
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 18th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sun) at Water Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, enjoy the sand and surf at Anthony Quinn Bay, and take a memorable tour with Easyboat - Boat Rental.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town road trip site.

Traveling by car from Lindos to Rhodes Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Rhodes Town are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Faliraki
Highlights from your plan
Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Easyboat - Boat Rental ©
Easyboat - Boat Rental

4
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, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Plaka, and admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Athens planning app.

You can fly from Rhodes Town to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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