17 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

17 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Kos Town, Kos
— 5 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Lindos, Rhodes
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Karpathos
— 2 nights
Fly:  30 h
End: Melbourne

5
nights
Kos Town, Kos

Kos Town ©
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kos Town: LynnYannYoga (in Mastichari), Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Paradise Beach) and Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Kos Town Castle, kick back and relax at Kamari Beach, stop by Olive Wood, and explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kos Town travel app.

Melbourne, Australia to Kos Town is an approximately 26- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Kos Town is minus 8 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Kos Town, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Kos Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kos, Mastichari, Kefalos, Kardamena Beach, Tigaki Beach
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kos Town Castle ©
Kos Town Castle
Asklepion Kos ©
Asklepion Kos

7
nights
Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lindos: Faliraki (Faliraki Beach, Water Park, &more), Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Rhodes Town (Medieval City, Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, &more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, make a trip to Monastery of Panagia Ypseni, stroll through Agathi Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of the Panagia.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lindos planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Kos Town to Lindos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Lindos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Karpathos.

Things to do in Lindos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Faliraki, Rhodes Town, Rhodes, Pefkos Beach, Agathi Beach
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Village of Lindos ©
Village of Lindos
Acropolis of Lindos ©
Acropolis of Lindos
Lindos Beach ©
Lindos Beach

2
nights
Karpathos

Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): have a few drinks at En Plo, enjoy the sand and surf at Diakoftis Beach, then see the interesting displays at Folk Art Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kato Lako Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Amoopi Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Karpathos journey tool.

You can drive from Lindos to Karpathos in 6.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Karpathos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karpathos

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Diakoftis Beach ©
Diakoftis Beach
En Plo ©
En Plo