17 days in Greece & Maldives Itinerary

17 days in Greece & Maldives Itinerary

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17 days in Greece & Maldives Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 8 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Heraklion, Greece
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Lindos, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h
4
Male, Maldives
— 2 nights
ferry + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India


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8
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, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, hunt for treasures at Monastiraki, make a trip to Ancient Agora of Athens, and admire the masterpieces at Benaki Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens online tour itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Athens is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New Delhi to Athens due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, you will find days in Athens are colder (19°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) 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 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum and then delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos. On your second day here, examine the collection at Kazantzakis Museum, see the interesting displays at Lychnostatis Open Air Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In March in Heraklion, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Hersonissos, The Palace of Knossos, Kazantzakis Museum, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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3
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 14th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lindos Beach, then delve into the distant past at The Acropolis of Rhodes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lindos route planning website .

Getting from Heraklion to Lindos by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Male.

Things to do in Lindos

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rhodes Town
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
nights
Male, Maldives

Male ©
The tiny but densely populated city of Male represents a contrast to the laid-back beach resorts found in much of the rest of the Maldives.
When in Male, make a side trip to see Nala Boutique in Vihamanafushi, approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque), browse the eclectic array of goods at Male Fish Market, examine the collection at National Museum, and kick back and relax at Artificial Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Male route planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lindos to Male. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Maldives Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Lindos in March: high temperatures in Male hover around 36°C and lows are around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Male

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Nala Boutique
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Artificial Beach ©
Artificial Beach
Hukuru Miskiiy (Old Friday Mosque) ©
Male Fish Market ©
Male Fish Market

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