Route & dates
15 days in Dodecanese Itinerary
Fly: 3h 30min
Rhodes Town, Rhodes— 6 nights
Karpathos— 1 night
Fly + bus: 7h 45min
Kefalos, Kos— 7 nights
bus + Fly: 4h 15min
Rhodes Town, Rhodes
A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.Get a sense of the local culture at Medieval City and Village of Lindos. Popular historic sites such as Ancient Kamiros and Palace of Grand Master of Knights are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rhodes Town: Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia), Agathi Beach (in Haraki), Natura Rodos (in Theologos), Food Tours (in Archangelos), Lindos (St Pauls Bay, Lindos beach, & more) and Prasonisi Beach (in Kattavia). On the 26th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Tsambika Beach, get your game on at Throne of Helios, stroll through Easyboat - Boat Rental, and take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights).
To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip itinerary builder.
Athens to Rhodes Town is an approximately 5-hour combination of subway, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of subway and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Athens in September since evenings lows in Rhodes Town dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Karpathos.
Things to do in Rhodes Town
Lindos, Faliraki, Rhodes, Natura Rodos, Agathi Beach
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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 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Folk Art Museum.
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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Rhodes Town to Karpathos in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Karpathos can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kefalos.
Things to do in Karpathos
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A small town with well-developed tourist infrastructure, Kefalos stretches along the slopes of a gentle hill, its immaculate beaches drawing pleasure seekers from around the world.We've included these beaches for you: Agios Stefanos Beach and Kamari Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Asklepion and Paleo Pili. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kefalos: Marmari Beach (in Marmari), Hatziemmanouil Winery (in Linopotis) and Tigaki (Alikes Salt Lakes Tigaki & Tigaki Beach). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach and stroll through Kardamena Beach.
To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kefalos tour planner.
Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Karpathos to Kefalos takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Kefalos can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Kefalos
Kos, Tigaki, Kardamena Beach, Marmari Beach, Paleo Pili
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