17 days in Greece Itinerary

17 days in Greece Itinerary

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Train to Airport Terminal A, Fly to Athens
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Athens
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lindos
— 3 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Thessaloniki
4
Thessaloniki
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Heraklion
— 2 nights
Fly

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5
nights
Athens

The Birthplace of Democracy

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: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and stop by Plaka.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens visit planning tool.

Washington DC, USA to Athens is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Athens due to the time zone difference. In July in Athens, expect temperatures between 91°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Acropolis Museum ©
Must see
Acropolis Museum
4.7
Plaka ©
Neighborhood
Plaka
4.4

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. On the next day, tour the water at your own pace with Easyboat - Boat Rental, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then pause for some photo ops at Ancient Olympic Stadium - Rhodes, and finally explore the ancient world of The Acropolis of Rhodes.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rhodes Town tour builder tool.

Getting from Athens to Rhodes Town by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Rhodes Town, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lindos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Lindos

A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, then stroll through Lindos Beach, then browse the exhibits of Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art, and finally stroll through Agathi Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lindos trip planner.

You can drive from Rhodes Town to Lindos in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Lindos Beach ©
Beach
Lindos Beach
4.2

2
nights
Thessaloniki

Mother of Israel

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 7th (Mon): skim along the rocks with Baseline Canyoning. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then pause for some photo ops at Arch of Galerius, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thessaloniki online trip builder.

Getting from Lindos to Thessaloniki by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lindos in August since evenings lows in Thessaloniki dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Hagios Demetrios ©
Historic Site
Hagios Demetrios
4.7
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
Observation Deck
White Tower of Thessaloniki
4.4

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Heraklion: Lake Voulismeni (in Agios Nikolaos) and Fortress Spinalonga (in Elounda). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Loggia, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion vacation 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. Traveling from Thessaloniki in August, you will find days in Heraklion are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are about the same (73°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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