17 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

17 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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Kos Town, Kos
— 5 nights
Ferry to Rhodos, Taxi to Lindos
Lindos, Rhodes
— 7 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Karpathos
— 2 nights


Kos Town, Kos

— 5 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kos Town: LynnYannYoga (in Mastichari), Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena) and Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Paradise Beach). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square, kick back and relax at Tigaki Beach, and stop by Olive Wood.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kos Town route planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Kos Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Melbourne to Kos Town due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Kos Town hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Lindos, Rhodes

— 7 nights
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. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Panagia Ypseni, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of Monolithos.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip itinerary maker site.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Kos Town to Lindos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 2 nights
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): join in the after-dark buzz 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, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Karpathos journey tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Karpathos in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
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Dodecanese travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
The sunny Dodecanese are a group of over 150 islands known for their beaches, ancient churches, and medieval castles. The twelve major islands lie at the southeastern edge of the Aegean Sea and wrap around the shores of Asia Minor. The island chain's major attraction remains Rhodes, the largest and the most developed island of the group, known for retaining many traces of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. The smaller islands, which are more remote and less frequented by foreign tourists, remain free of the package-deal crowds and retain their traditional way of life. Spend a relaxing holiday on Symi or Patmos, or settle on well-connected Kos and spend your days touring the smaller islands by boat.