19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kos Town: Kefalos (Agios Stefanos Beach & Paradise Beach) and Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Kos Town Castle, kick back and relax at Lagada Beach, stroll through Tigaki Beach, and cool off at Lido Waterpark.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kos Town online trip builder.

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 changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: highs in Kos Town hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You will leave for Lindos on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kos, Kefalos, Tigaki Beach, Kardamena Beach, Lido Waterpark
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Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Kos Town Castle ©
Kos Town Castle
Asklepion Kos ©
Asklepion Kos

Lindos, Rhodes

Lindos ©
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes), Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda) and Faliraki (Faliraki Beach, Water Park, &more). Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), kick back and relax at Agathi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Tsambika Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lindos travel itinerary planner.

You can 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Karpathos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rhodes Town, Faliraki, 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


Karpathos ©
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Karpathos is known for beaches, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Apella Beach, stroll through Agios Theodoros, see the interesting displays at Folk Art Museum, and raise your glass at En Plo.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Karpathos trip builder site.

Drive from Lindos to Karpathos in 6.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Karpathos

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