14 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey & Greece Itinerary

Start: Venice, Italy
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 15​min
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
Oia, Greece
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  2​h 45​min
Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Venice, Italy

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip maker .

Venice, Italy to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Venice to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
days
Lindos, Greece

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Village of Lindos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Agios Pavlos Beach (Saint Paul), delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, then steep yourself in history at The Church of the Panagia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Lindos in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lindos is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Lindos, with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Oia.

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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

2
days
Oia, Greece

Oia ©
Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
On the 17th (Fri), stop by Aquamarine Jewelry, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Prehistoric Thera, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Sunset in Oia, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then explore the activities along Amoudi Bay.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Oia trip planner .

Getting from Lindos to Oia by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Oia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akrotiri, Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Agia Pelagia Beach, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum, take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Stalis Beach.

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You can ride a ferry from Oia to Heraklion in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In August in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Agia Pelagia, Stalis Beach
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3
days
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Relax by the water at Glyfada Beach and Voula Beach. Appreciate the collections at Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, look for gifts at Canvas, don't miss a visit to Monastiraki, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

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Traveling by combination of flight and subway from Heraklion to Athens takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

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