16 days in Greece Itinerary

16 days in Greece Itinerary

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16 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly + bus:  19​h
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 3 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Paradise Beach, Mykonos
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  3​h
5
Athens
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Detroit

2
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Get some cultural insight at Village of Lindos and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Take a break from the city and head to Faliraki Beach and Agathi Beach. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach and explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Lindos is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Detroit to Lindos, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Detroit in September, things will get a bit warmer in Lindos: highs are around 83°F and lows about 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Dormition of Theotokos Church, Faliraki Beach, Agathi Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

3
nights
Heraklion, Crete

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.
Visiting Fortress Spinalonga and Stalis Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at The Palace of Knossos and Church of Saint Titus. Change things up with a short trip to Matala beach in Matala (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum and get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Heraklion in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Fortress Spinalonga, Matala beach, Stalis Beach
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Fortress Spinalonga ©
Fortress Spinalonga
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
We've included these beaches for you: KAMARA BEACH and Caldera Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Red Beach and Perissa Black Sand Beach. Explore Akrotiri's surroundings by going to Vourvoulos Beach (in Vourvoulos), Sand Lily Boutique (in Imerovigli) and Ancient Thera (in Kamari). It doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perivolos.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akrotiri journey maker .

Traveling by ferry from Heraklion to Akrotiri takes 2 hours. September in Akrotiri sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paradise Beach.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kamari, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Vourvoulos Beach, Perivolos, Sand Lily Boutique
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

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Paradise Beach, Mykonos

Paradise Beach ©
Sun-drenched Paradise Beach remains largely responsible for Mykonos' nickname, the "Ibiza of Greece." Considered one of the island's major attractions, the beach draws a young crowd of hedonists with its bars and clubs, serving cold drinks and a party atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Panormos Beach and then kick back and relax at Elia Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Platis Gialos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kapari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Paradise Beach trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Akrotiri to Paradise Beach takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. September in Paradise Beach sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paradise Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kapari Beach, Elia Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Elia Beach ©
Elia Beach

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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Monastiraki and Olive Tree - Ελιά Olive Wood Products. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaka and National Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Hephaestus, admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum, and look for gifts at Canvas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens journey maker website .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Paradise Beach to Athens in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in September, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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