Dodecanese Island Holidays
"These islands are renowned for their unspoilt, green landscape, secluded beaches, where locals welcome you for an authentic slice of island life"
The ‘Dodecanese Islands’ are situated in the south-easternmost region of the Aegean Sea. This archipelago contains some well-known & popular islands such as Rhodes, Kos, Patmos & Leros, with Kalymnos, Karpathos, Patmos, Symi & Tilos offering wonderful island-hopping opportunities on quieter islands with rock climbing & diving possibilities. Given the islands’ proximity to Turkey, there is a history of Ottoman & even Roman rule, with influences from this rich history clearly evident on the islands today with many medieval castles, Byzantine churches & archaeological sites to be discovered. The region is also famous for its peaceful beaches. The most convenient way to explore the Dodecanese islands is to fly to Rhodes or Kos where you will be able to visit the other islands by ferry.
Dodecanese Islands Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Dodecanese Islands inFocus
Rhodes is a melting pot of culture, history and food. The medieval town of Rhodes itself, is a cosmopolitan blend of lovely architecture with an exciting nightlife, making it one of the best destinations among the Greek islands.
A cool and trendy Greek island, offering a vibrant nightlife and gorgeous sandy beaches, it is the perfect place for anyone who wants a fun summer holiday, close to crystalline waters. Kos also features a vast array of fun watersports available on the island.
Renowned for its sea sponges, Kalymnos is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese. The island is ideal for active holidays, with activities such as climbing, hiking, scuba diving and caving being incredibly popular with the locals and tourists.
Leros island offers a peaceful environment where traditional & natural beauty are the main ingredients. Ideal for family holidays there are many organised beaches, picturesque villages to explore & the wonderful Agia Marina, which oozes Italian flavour in its architectural design.
Karpathos is the second largest island of the Dodecanese, filled with opposing character from imposing mountains to pristine landscapes, traditional villages & spectacular coastlines. The locals are warm & hospitable & certainly know how to celebrate with their local festivals.
Symi is a charming island north of Rhodes. It is a peaceful island, with wonderful shingle beaches and neoclassical mansions draping over its hills, and undoubtedly its most popular attraction is the monastery at Panormitis.
A quaint & peaceful island, it is a natural wonder, featuring rare bird species, lush vegetation, impressive Byzantine churches & castles, wonderful beaches & the historic monastery of Agios Panteleimon. Its capital, Megalo Horio, stuns with original Aegean architecture.