9 days in Greece & Cyprus Itinerary

9 days in Greece & Cyprus Itinerary

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1
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
4
Larnaca, Cyprus
— 1 night
5
Paphos, Cyprus
— 1 night

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, and visit Plaka.

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If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major aiport is Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, thensee the interesting displays at Kazantzakis Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Winery Stilianou.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Heraklion trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Winery Stilianou, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Winery Stilianou ©
Winery Stilianou
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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nights
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 31st (Sun): contemplate the long history of Village of Lindos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lindos Beach. On your second day here, stop by Marias House, thenexplore the ancient world of Ancient Kamiros, thenget engrossed in the history at Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Lindos road trip planning site.

You can fly from Heraklion to Lindos in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. In May in Lindos, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Larnaca.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Marias House, Ancient Kamiros, Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos

1
night
Larnaca, Cyprus

Situated on the southernmost coast of Cyprus, the 6,000-year-old city of Larnaka features a bustling promenade full of bars, cafes, restaurants, and plenty of spots in the sun.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Lazarus, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Larnaka Salt Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hala Sultan Tekke.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Larnaca trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lindos to Larnaca in 7.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Lindos in June since evenings lows in Larnaca dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Larnaca

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Church of Saint Lazarus ©
Church of Saint Lazarus
Hala Sultan Tekke ©
Hala Sultan Tekke

1
night
Paphos, Cyprus

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paphos trip planner.

Traveling by car from Larnaca to Paphos takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Paphos can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Aphrodite's Rock
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Tombs of the Kings ©
Tombs of the Kings
Aphrodite's Rock ©
Aphrodite's Rock

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