14 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
4
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Venice, Italy

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Acropolis Museum and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Discover out-of-the-way places like Panathenaic Stadium and Dasoktima Tatoiou. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glyfada Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Monastiraki.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens vacation builder website .

Venice, Italy to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Glyfada Beach, Dasoktima Tatoiou
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Temple of Olympian Zeus ©
Temple of Olympian Zeus

2
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then view the masterpieces at Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis- Κτήμα Πατεριανάκη.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Heraklion trip builder site .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Athens, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Heraklion, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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2
nights
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
On the 20th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Lindos Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Lindos road trip app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Heraklion to Lindos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Lindos

#Historic Sites, #Beaches, #Parks
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
The Church of the Panagia ©
The Church of the Panagia

2
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marmaris road trip planning website .

Getting from Lindos to Marmaris by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lindos to Marmaris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Lindos in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Marmaris

#Shopping, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Latina Goldsmith ©
Latina Goldsmith
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds

2
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Visiting Chimaera and Koprulu Kanyon will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Greek Amphitheater and Aspendos Bridge. When in Antalya, make a side trip to see Mt. Olympos (Tahtali Dag) in Cirali, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Mermerli Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Marmaris to Antalya by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Marmaris in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trips

Cirali, Side, Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki
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Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Mt. Olympos (Tahtali Dag) ©
Mt. Olympos (Tahtali Dag)
Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki ©
Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Suma Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Antalya to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Antalya in August, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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