26 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

26 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Dodecanese Trip Planner

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Symi
— 4 nights
Ferry to Rhodos, Taxi to Lindos
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Lindos, Rhodes
— 8 nights
Bus to Rhodes, Fly to Karpathos
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Karpathos
— 7 nights
Ferry
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Kos Town, Kos
— 2 nights
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Nisiros
— 2 nights
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Symi

— 4 nights
Take a break from the city and head to Nanou Beach and Marathounda Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Toli Bay and St Nicholas Beach.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Symi trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Symi is an approximately 26-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Vienna to Symi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vienna in September: highs in Symi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lindos.

Things to do in Symi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:

Lindos, Rhodes

— 8 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Relax by the water at Anthony Quinn Bay and Tsambika Beach. Village of Lindos and Medieval City will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lindos: Faliraki (Faliraki Beach & Easyboat - Boat Rental), Rhodes Town (Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, Throne of Helios, &more) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos, enjoy the sand and surf at Plakia Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Phanourios, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Agathi Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lindos trip planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Symi to Lindos in 3 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 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Karpathos.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 23:

Karpathos

— 7 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
We've included these beaches for you: Apella Beach and Diakoftis Beach. Church of Zoodochos Pigi and Folk Art Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Amoopi Beach, kick back and relax at Agios Theodoros, get a taste of local nightlife at Anoi, and have a few drinks at En Plo.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Karpathos tour planner.

Getting from Lindos to Karpathos by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: 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. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Kos Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

Kos Town, Kos

— 2 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, explore the ancient world of Paleo Pili, and then kick back and relax at Agios Stefanos Beach. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kos Town Castle and then kick back and relax at Tigaki Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kos Town visit planner.

You can ride a ferry from Karpathos to Kos Town in 7.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kos Town are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Nisiros.

Things to do in Kos Town

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Nisiros

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get impressive views of Nisyros Volcano. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Nisyros Volcanologic Museum and then make a trip to Stefanos Crater The Volcano.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nisiros online journey planner.

You can travel from Kos Town to Nisiros in 1.5 hours. October in Nisiros sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Nisiros

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
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Dodecanese travel guide

3.9
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.

Rhodes travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.