16 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

16 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 1 night
2
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 4 nights
3
Oia, Santorini
— 5 nights
4
Heraklion, Crete
— 3 nights

1
night
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 19th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, Head underground at Cave of Fourni, thenkick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip itinerary builder app.

East London, South Africa to Lindos is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from East London in June; daily highs in Lindos reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can 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. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Little Venice, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip builder app.

You can fly from Lindos to Mykonos Town in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Mykonos Town are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mykonos, Platis Gialos Beach, Panormos Beach, Paradise Beach, Portara
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akrotiri (Akrotiri, Red Beach, &more), Perissa Black Sand Beach (in Perissa) and Kamari (Kamari Beach & Ancient Thera). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Panagia Theoskepasti Chapel, explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oia vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3.5 hours. June in Oia sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fira, Kamari, Akrotiri, Imerovigli, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, thenstop by Nerium Oleander, thendelve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus, thenlearn about winemaking at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Heraklion takes 3 hours. June in Heraklion sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. 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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Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos

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