16 days in Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

16 days in Cyprus & Greece Itinerary

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Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rethymnon, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos, Greece
— 2 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 night
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Paphos, Cyprus — 2 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Akamas Peninsula National Park in Neo Chorion (about 56 minutes away). Make the 10th (Sun) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, get interesting insight from Tours, and stroll through Coral Bay.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Paphos tour itinerary maker tool.

London, UK to Paphos is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paphos is 2 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Paphos: highs are around 36°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Ayia Napa.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus — 2 nights

Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lagoon, explore the activities along Konnos Bay, then get great views at Cape Greco National Forest Park, and finally stroll through Fig Tree Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Makronissos Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nissi Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa day trip planning tool.

Getting from Paphos to Ayia Napa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Rethymnon.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Side Trip

Rethymnon, Greece — 4 nights

Rethymnon combines the old-fashioned charm of a small town with proximity to long sandy beaches with all the modern conveniences usually found in big tourist resorts.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rethymnon: Kazantzakis Museum (in Myrtia), Heraklion (Historical Museum of Crete, Church of Saint Titus, &more) and The Palace of Knossos (in Knosos). There's much more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, take a stroll through Rethymnon Old Town, cool off at Watercity Waterpark Themed Park, and steep yourself in history at The Venetian Fortezza.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rethymnon trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Ayia Napa to Rethymnon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In July, daytime highs in Rethymnon are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lindos.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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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 17th (Sun): stroll through Agathi Beach, explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, and then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Lindos trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Rethymnon to Lindos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daytime highs in Lindos are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki, Greece — 1 night

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, don't miss a visit to White Tower of Thessaloniki, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then steep yourself in history at Hagios Demetrios, and finally don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip builder app.

Fly from Athens to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Thessaloniki when traveling from Athens in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.
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Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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