17 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

17 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

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17 days in Greek Isles Itinerary

Start: Nottingham
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Lindos, Rhodes
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Heraklion, Crete
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Kamari, Santorini
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Elafonissi, Crete
— 1 night
Fly + foot:  6​h 15​min
End: Nottingham

4
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Faliraki Beach and Tsambika Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Rhodes Town (Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes & Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights)) and Anthony Quinn Bay (in Faliraki). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul), explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and stop by Kori Lindos.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lindos trip itinerary builder tool .

Nottingham, UK to Lindos is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nottingham to Lindos due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nottingham in August: highs in Lindos hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Lindos

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Faliraki, Agathi Beach, Dormition of Theotokos Church, Tsambika Beach
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Faliraki Beach ©
Faliraki Beach
Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

5
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.
Visit Matala beach and Stalis Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at The Palace of Knossos and Fortress Spinalonga. Get out of town with these interesting Heraklion side-trips: Reptisland (in Melidoni), Lychnostatis Open Air Museum (in Hersonissos) and Rethymnon Old Town (in Rethymnon). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery Savvathiana, see the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and learn about winemaking at Lyrarakis Winery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Heraklion trip maker app .

Getting from Lindos to Heraklion by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Kamari.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, Fortress Spinalonga, Stalis Beach, Rethymnon Old Town, Monastery Savvathiana
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The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Rethymnon Old Town ©
Rethymnon Old Town

4
nights
Kamari, Santorini

Kamari ©
Kamari is a coastal village on the southeastern part of the Aegean island of Santorini, Greece, in the Cyclades archipelago with a population of approx. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at KAMARA BEACH and Caldera Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Akrotiri and Santo Winery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kamari: Sunset in Oia (in Oia) and Vourvoulos Beach (in Vourvoulos). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Perissa Black Sand Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, contemplate the long history of Ancient Thera, and stroll through Perivolos.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kamari online trip itinerary planner .

You can ride a ferry from Heraklion to Kamari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Elafonissi.

Things to do in Kamari

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Fira, Perivolos, Perissa Black Sand Beach, Santo Winery
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KAMARA BEACH ©
KAMARA BEACH
Perissa Black Sand Beach ©
Perissa Black Sand Beach
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

1
night
Elafonissi, Crete

Elafonissi ©
Located just off Crete's southwestern corner, Elafonissi offers an alternative vacation idea for those looking to avoid the larger, more crowded Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Chryssoskalitissa Monastery, then kick back and relax at Kedrodasos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elafonissi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Psilos Volakas Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, then get outside with Sfinari Beach, and finally stroll through Elafonisi Viewpoint.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Elafonissi day trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Kamari to Elafonissi takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Elafonissi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Elafonissi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kedrodasos Beach, Agios Georgios Byzantine Church, Psilos Volakas Beach, Sfinari Beach
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Elafonissi Beach ©
Elafonissi Beach
Kedrodasos Beach ©
Kedrodasos Beach
Sfinari Beach ©
Sfinari Beach

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