26 days in South Aegean Itinerary

26 days in South Aegean Itinerary

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Fly to Rhodes, Bus to Lindos
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Lindos
— 4 nights
Drive
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Rhodes Town
— 2 nights
Fly to Kos Airport, Drive to Kalymnos
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Kalymnos
— 3 nights
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Astipalea
— 5 nights
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Amorgos
— 5 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town
— 5 nights
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Lindos

— 4 nights
A medieval settlement on the island of Rhodes, Lindos provides a mix of ancient history and modern attractions.
Family-friendly places like Village of Lindos and Lindos Beach will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Lindos, look for gifts at Kori Lindos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Michael the Archangel, and enjoy the sand and surf at Haraki Beach.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lindos trip planning app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Lindos is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lindos: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Lindos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rhodes Town

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Faliraki Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then see what you can catch with Makarounas Fishing Trip Rhodes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ieros Naos Evaggelismoy ths Theotokoy, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Anthony Quinn Bay.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rhodes Town trip itinerary site.

Drive from Lindos to Rhodes Town in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kalymnos.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kalymnos

— 3 nights
On the 28th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Yialos Beach, and finally get engrossed in the history at Folklore & Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Savvas Monastery, then examine the collection at Sea World Museum Valsamidis, and finally don't miss a visit to Neoklasiko Private Folklore and Historical Collections.

To see ratings and tourist information, you can read our Kalymnos online day trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rhodes Town to Kalymnos. July in Kalymnos sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Astipalea.

Things to do in Kalymnos

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Astipalea

— 5 nights
Attractions like Agios Ioannis Beach and Plakes Beach make great kid-friendly stops.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Astipalea vacation planner.

Getting from Kalymnos to Astipalea by journey takes about 28 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Amorgos.

Things to do in Astipalea

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Amorgos

— 5 nights
One of the Aegean's treasures, Amorgos remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, despite the fact that it boasts a high concentration of ancient ruins and offers some of the finest rock-climbing opportunities in Greece.
Family-friendly places like Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa and Mourou Beach will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amorgos: Koufonissi (Italida Beach, Pori Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Amorgos Diving Center, admire the natural beauty at Amorgos Botanical Park, wander the streets of Chora, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aegiali Beach.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Amorgos travel itinerary planner.

You can travel from Astipalea to Amorgos in 8 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Naxos Town.

Things to do in Amorgos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naxos Town

— 5 nights
Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Kids will enjoy Little Venice and Elia Beach. Explore Naxos Town's surroundings by going to Mykonos Town (Rarity Gallery & The Windmills (Kato Milli)), Paradise Beach (in Paradise Beach) and Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Naos Tou Apollona - Portara, enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach, examine the collection at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plaka Beach.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Naxos Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Amorgos to Naxos Town takes 2 hours. August in Naxos Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Naxos Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

South Aegean travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Landmarks

Naxos travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.