8 days in Bodrum City, Leros & Samos Itinerary

8 days in Bodrum City, Leros & Samos Itinerary

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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 2 nights
Leros, Greece
— 2 nights
Pythagorion, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive to Samos Airport, Fly to Istanbul


Bodrum City, Turkey — 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum City is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and kick back and relax at Bitez Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City online holiday planner.

Istanbul to Bodrum City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in August, with highs in Bodrum City at 43°C and lows at 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Leros.
Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Leros, Greece — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Deposito Di Guerra - War Material Museum and then explore the historical opulence of The Virgin of Panteli Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Leros War Museum and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agios Isidoros.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leros trip itinerary website.

Getting from Bodrum City to Leros by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bodrum City to Leros is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Bodrum City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Leros, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Pythagorion.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Pythagorion, Greece — 3 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Heraion of Samos, explore the fascinating underground world of Monastery of Panagia Spiliani, and then get outside with Livadaki Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lemonakia Beach, then make a trip to Samos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tsamadou Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Pythagorion trip planner.

Travel from Leros to Pythagorion in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
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Samos travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Caves
Green Island
An island of volcanic mountains and terraced vineyards, Samos lies near the Turkish mainland and serves as a convenient resting point on the route between Athens and Izmir. Rich in history and culture, Samos experienced its golden age as a powerful and wealthy independent state long before Athens expanded its influence as the region's principal urban center. In modern times, the island has become a popular holiday destination, known mostly for its beaches, coastal paths, and ancient sites. The island's top attractions include the World Heritage-listed remains of a vast sanctuary devoted to Hera and a 2,500-year-old aqueduct, regarded as one of the highest achievements of ancient engineering.