15 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

15 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dodecanese Trip Planner

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 6 nights
Ferry
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Karpathos
— 1 night
Ferry to Kos, Taxi to Kefalos
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Kefalos, Kos
— 7 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 6 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Village of Lindos and Acropolis of Lindos. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Anthony Quinn Bay and Agathi Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rhodes Town: Lindos (Agios Pavlos Beach & Lindos Beach), Natura Rodos (in Theologos) and Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia). On the 26th (Mon), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ancient Kamiros, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and kick back and relax at Prasonisi Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rhodes Town trip itinerary builder website.

Athens to Rhodes Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. September in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Karpathos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

Karpathos

— 1 night
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Folk Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Karpathos tour planner.

Traveling by ferry from Rhodes Town to Karpathos takes 7 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Karpathos can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kefalos.

Things to do in Karpathos

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Kefalos, Kos

— 7 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Paleo Pili and Asklepion Kos. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kardamena Beach and Kavo Paradiso Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kefalos: Tigaki (Alikes Salt Lakes Tigaki & Tigaki Beach), Marmari Beach (in Marmari) and Hatziemmanouil (in Linopotis). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Kamari Beach and enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Stefanos Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kefalos day trip planner.

Getting from Karpathos to Kefalos by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. In October in Kefalos, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Kefalos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 8:

Dodecanese travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Castles
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.