16 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

16 days in Dodecanese Itinerary

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Rhodes Town, Rhodes
— 7 nights
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Karpathos
— 3 nights
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Kos Town, Kos
— 5 nights
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Rhodes Town, Rhodes

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Waterhoppers Diving School and Agathi Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Monastery Tsambika (in Kolimbia), Art Park Rhodes (in Archipoli) and Ancient Kamiros (in Kalavarda). Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos. On the 16th (Fri), enjoy a perfect day by the water at Faliraki Beach. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Stegna Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Church of the Panagia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Traganou Beach, and steep yourself in history at Street of the Knights.

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Milan, Italy to Rhodes Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Milan in July since evenings lows in Rhodes Town dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Karpathos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Karpathos

— 3 nights
Known largely for its secluded coves and untamed mountains, rugged Karpathos reputedly remains one of the last truly authentic Greek islands.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Amoopi Beach and Kira Panagia Beach. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Lefkos Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Achata, and look for gifts at Bonendis Art Center.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Karpathos travel route planner.

Getting from Rhodes Town to Karpathos by ferry takes about 7 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Kos Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Kos Town, Kos

— 5 nights
Situated on a tiny island big on history and culture, Kos Town sits in an area dotted with well-preserved ancient ruins.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kos Divers and Artemis Heaven Beach Bar. Get out of town with these interesting Kos Town side-trips: Kefalos (Vasso Art Gallerie Pottery Workshop, Paradise Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Paleo Pili, contemplate the long history of Casa Romana Kos, enjoy the sand and surf at Marmari Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Antimachia Windmill.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kos Town day trip planner.

Ride a ferry from Karpathos to Kos Town in 7.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Kos Town

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.