14 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Greece & Turkey Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Subway to Athens, Fly to Heraklion
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Rhodes, Ferry to Marmaris
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights


Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Glyfada Beach and Dasoktima Tatoiou. Get a sense of the local culture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, take a stroll through Monastiraki, and see where the action happens at Panathenaic Stadium.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday app.

Venice, Italy to Athens is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in August; daily highs in Athens reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Heraklion, Greece

— 2 nights
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 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, then take in the exciting artwork at Vasiliki Agios Markos Municipal Art Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Domaine Paterianakis.

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Traveling by combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for slightly colder days in Heraklion, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. You will leave for Lindos on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wineries
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Lindos, Greece

— 2 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lindos trip maker tool.

Getting from Heraklion to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Lindos are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Marmaris, Turkey

— 2 nights
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 where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Lindos to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Lindos in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marmaris, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Antalya, Turkey

— 2 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Chimaera and Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki. Get some historical perspective at Ancient Theater and Aspendos Bridge. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Mermerli Beach.

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Traveling by car from Marmaris to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Marmaris in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Explore hidden gems such as Solar Plajı and Dalia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, kick back and relax at Suma Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Florya Sahil Parkı.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour planner.

Fly from Antalya to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in August, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Greece travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Turkey travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.