Dodecanese Islands

Dodecanese: twelve wonderful Greek islands stretching out towards the coasts of Asia, each with its own identity and all to be discovered .
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The archipelago of Dodecanese is a complex of islands, 12 large and about 200 small and very small, in the southern part of the Aegean Sea, between the coasts of Turkey to the east and the Cyclades islands to the west.

The Dodecanese islands do not have a geographical unity but are characterized by crystal clear waters, sandy or pebbly beaches, important archaeological finds, Byzantine monuments and medieval architecture due to the long Venetian domination. What these islands have in common is their history and their occupations: from that of the Crusader Knights to that of the Turks, from the Italian occupation to the Greek annexation.

Each island boasts its own charm, enchanting landscapes and a clear sea, an uncontaminated nature and important traditions. The less known and uncontaminated ones are Leros or Pserimos whereas Rhodes and Kos, the biggest and most cosmopolitan islands, are the destination of vacationers all year round.

Also Karpathos is affirming itself touristically while Kalymnos is destination of the tourism of niche of the lovers of the climbs on rock. Tilos has a huge ecological park protected by international treaties, Patmos is very popular with pilgrims since in one of the island’s caves John the Theologian, one of Christ’s disciples, wrote the Book of Revelations and Astypalea is the westernmost island of the archipelago and has architectural features of both the Cyclades and the Dodecanese.

Villages to visit besides Rhodes Town, are Lindos in Rhodes, Olympos in Karpathos, Zia in Kos and Chorio in Simi. In addition, every single island and islet is in itself a unique natural museum.

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Rhodes

Rhodes

A classic of tourism in Greece, the island of Rhodes continues to attract and bewitch thousands of people. Come and discover why it is such a beloved destination!
Kalymnos

Kalymnos

Famous as the island of sponges, Kalymnos is an ideal destination for those who love sea vacations... but also rock climbing!
Karpathos

Karpathos

The magnificent beaches are the pride of the island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese. Due to its remote location, the local traditions and customs are still alive.
Kos

Kos

The most beautiful beaches of the Dodecanese are located in Kos, an island rich in history, landscapes and nightlife that can satisfy everyone.