21 days in Karpathos, Rhodes & Athens Itinerary

21 days in Karpathos, Rhodes & Athens Itinerary

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21 days in Karpathos, Rhodes & Athens Itinerary

Start: Karpathos
1
Karpathos
— 5 nights
2
Rhodes Town
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kiotari
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Athens
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Petaloudes
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Athens

5
nights
Karpathos

Karpathos ©
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 Michaliou Kipos Beach and Apella Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agios Nikolaos Beach and Araki Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Lefkos Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kali Limni, stroll through Chicken Bay, and contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Arkasa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Karpathos tour planning app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Karpathos Airport, Diagoras Airport and Kos Airport. In July, daytime highs in Karpathos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Rhodes Town.

Things to do in Karpathos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Roman Cistern ©
Roman Cistern
Bonendis Art Center ©
Bonendis Art Center

3
nights
Rhodes Town

Rhodes Town ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medieval City. Get a sense of the local culture at Street of the Knights and Ancient Kamiros. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mandraki Harbour and Filerimos Monastery. It doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Roloi Clock Tower and make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhodes Town road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Karpathos to Rhodes Town takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. July in Rhodes Town sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kiotari.

Things to do in Rhodes Town

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ancient Kamiros, Filerimos Monastery
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Street of the Knights ©
Street of the Knights
Mandraki Harbour ©
Mandraki Harbour
Ancient Kamiros
Ancient Kamiros

5
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Kiotari

Kiotari ©
Get some cultural insight at Church of Our Lady of Filerimos and Dormition of Theotokos Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fourni Beach and Agathi Beach. Explore Kiotari's surroundings by going to Saint Nectarios Church (in Faliraki) and Kounaki Wines (in Ebonas). Spend the 28th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Village of Lindos.

Before you visit Kiotari, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rhodes Town to Kiotari takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Kiotari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Kiotari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindos, Kounaki Wines, Fourni Beach, Ladiko Beach, Saint Nectarios Church
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Church of Our Lady of Filerimos ©
Church of Our Lady of Filerimos
Agios Pavlos Beach ©
Agios Pavlos Beach
Agathi Beach ©
Agathi Beach

4
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Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Get a sense of the local culture at Plaka and Saints Constantine and Helen Orthodox Metropolitan Church. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Glyfada Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Athens tour itinerary site .

Explore your travel options from Kiotari to Athens with the Route module. In August, daytime highs in Athens are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Athens

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glyfada, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Petaloudes

Petaloudes ©
Petaloudes is known for nature, adventure, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at Elafos Ceramic Factory.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Petaloudes route planner.

Explore your travel options from Athens to Petaloudes with the Route module. Traveling from Athens in August, expect nights in Petaloudes to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. On the 8th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Petaloudes

Shopping
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Elafos Ceramic Factory ©
Elafos Ceramic Factory

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