22 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

22 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dodecanese Trip Planner

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Rhodes Town
— 8 nights
Ferry
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Symi
— 5 nights
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Lipsi
— 4 nights
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Patmos
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town

— 8 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kahal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue and Monastery Tsambika. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Artistic Village Contemporary Art - Art gallery & Museum of Ceramic Art (in Kolimbia), Valley of the Butterflies (in Petaloudes) and Lindos (Agios Pavlos Beach, Lindos Beach, &more). On the 24th (Sat), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, delve into the distant past at Ancient Kamiros, make a splash at Water Park, and stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rhodes Town day trip planner.

Athens to Rhodes Town is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Symi.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Symi

— 5 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nanou Beach and Marathounda Beach.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Symi trip itinerary maker.

You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Symi in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 7th (Fri), you're off to Lipsi.

Things to do in Symi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
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Lipsi

— 4 nights
Lipsi is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lipsi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Symi to Lipsi in 8 hours. In October, daytime highs in Lipsi are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Patmos.

Things to do in Lipsi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Patmos

— 4 nights
Attracting religious pilgrims and wealthy jet set alike, Patmos is an island of contrasts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chora Patmos and Chapel of Profitis Ilias. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Monastery of Saint John the Theologian, explore the galleries of Tourlou, make a trip to Walking in Patmos, and look for gifts at Yannis Calogeropoulos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Patmos tour planner.

You can travel from Lipsi to Patmos in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 15th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Patmos

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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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.