19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

19 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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Kos Town, Kos
— 5 nights
Ferry to Rhodos, Taxi to Lindos
Lindos, Rhodes
— 8 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Karpathos
— 3 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 Kos Town's surroundings by going to Agios Stefanos Beach (in Kefalos) and Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Asklepion Kos, make a splash at Lido Waterpark, kick back and relax at Lagada Beach, and don't miss a visit to Eleftherias Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kos Town trip maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Kos Town is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Kos Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone 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. On the 18th (Sun), you'll travel to Lindos.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Lindos, Rhodes — 8 nights

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), Faliraki (Faliraki Beach, Water Park, &more) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or 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 travel to Karpathos.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 26:

Karpathos — 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Apella Beach, stroll through Kato Lako Beach, join in the after-dark buzz at En Plo, and see the interesting displays at Folk Art Museum.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Karpathos road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lindos to Karpathos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 29:

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.