20 days in Kos & Rhodes Itinerary

20 days in Kos & Rhodes Itinerary

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Kos Town
— 7 nights
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Rhodes Town
— 12 nights
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Kos Town — 7 nights

Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kardamena Beach (in Kardamena), Kefalos (Kavo Paradiso Beach, Agios Stefanos Beach, &more) and LynnYannYoga (in Mastichari). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Asklepion Kos, stroll through Lambi Beach, step into the grandiose world of Kos Town Castle, and don't miss a visit to Hippocrates Tree.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kos Town road trip planner.

London, UK to Kos Town is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from London to Kos Town, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Kos Town: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town — 12 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Rhodes Town side-trips: Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli), Lindos (Village of Lindos, Lindos Beach, &more) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). On the 15th (Thu), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, make a splash at Water Park, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Butterflies, and kick back and relax at Anthony Quinn Bay.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town online itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Kos Town to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. In September in Rhodes Town, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Kos travel guide

3.9
Beaches · Landmarks · Nightlife
A tiny island big on history and tradition, Kos appears littered with ancient ruins and well-preserved Corinthian columns. Located just 4 km (2 mi) from the coast of Turkey, this minute Aegean island boasts over 100 km (60 mi) of coastline and offers a string of immaculate beaches within easy walking distance of fine shops, bars, and hotels. The past and present seem to converge within the narrow streets of the town of Kos, where cosmopolitan cafes sit right next to ancient traditional taverns. Tourism and farming remain the island's main sources of revenue, its interior dotted by lush groves of almond, fig, and olive trees.

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.