16 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

16 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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16 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: East London
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: East London

1
night
Lindos, Rhodes

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 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros, explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Fourni, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary planner.

East London, South Africa to Lindos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from East London in June, with highs in Lindos at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cave of Fourni, Ancient Kamiros
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Mykonos Town to Naxos Town to see Portara about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Little Venice, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Paraportiani Church, and kick back and relax at Mirsini Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mykonos Town day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Mykonos Town takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and ferry; or ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Mykonos Town can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Paradise Beach, Panormos Beach, Platis Gialos Beach, Elia Beach
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Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Panormos Beach ©
Panormos Beach

5
nights
Oia, Santorini

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Explore Oia's surroundings by going to Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa), Akrotiri (Akrotiri, Red Beach, & more) and Kamari (Kamari Beach & Ancient Thera). And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, learn about winemaking at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A., view the masterpieces at Mnemossyne Gallery, and explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oia holiday planning site .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Oia by car takes about 6.5 hours. June in Oia sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Kamari, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Perissa Black Sand Beach
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Sunset in Oia ©
Sunset in Oia
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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.
On the 1st (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, then stop by Nerium Oleander, then explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, then do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Heraklion itinerary planner.

Getting from Oia to Heraklion by ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heraklion are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Winery Stilianou, The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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