• July 23, 2019
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Category: Dodecanese Islands


    Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, with an area of circa 1400 square kilometres and 78 kilometres long and 35 kilometres at its widest point. Kos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese and has a fertile landscape. The island is also the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates (460-377 BC). The island has many archaeological remains from the time it was a major power in the region.

    Patmos Island

    Patmos Island

    In AD 95, the pagan Emperor Domitian banished St. John the Divine to Patmos . It was here he wrote the Book of Revelations. Later a monastery was built to commemorate the saint, due to…

    Nisyros

    Nisyros

    Nisyros is not on the main tourist agenda as it has little to offer the package tourist, but day-trippers come to see and go down into the volcano during the evening the island returns to…

    Kalymnos

    Kalymnos

    This is the fourth largest of the island group also known as the sponge fisher’s island, due to the old industry of fishing for sponges. This industry is now in decline and the island is…

    Kassos

    Kassos

    This the last island in the Dodecanese Island group before Crete . This rocky island with few beaches has very little to offer the package tourist, it is for the more inquisitive back packer. The…

    Leros Island

    Leros Island

    Leros is relativity untouched by mass tourism, and therefore makes an ideal destination for those seeking a more relaxing holiday, away from the hot spots of the more touristy Greek islands. The island was infamous,…

    Symi Island

    Symi Island

    Symi 24km north of Rhodes is a barren and rocky island. Once famous for its sponge diving and ship building, making up to 500 ships a year. It was in the 17 th century the…

    Halki Island

    Halki Island

    Best known for having the tallest freestanding clock tower in all the Dodecanese chain, Halki is an island where you can‘t get lost. The island is about 10 km long and 3 km across and…

    Kos Island

    Kos Island

    Kos is the second largest island in the Dodecanese and has a fertile landscape. The island is also the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates (460-377 BC). The island has many archaeological remains from…

    Astypalea

    Astypalea

    The most western of the Dodecanese islands, Astypalaia is a remote island with cliffs and sandy coves, the coves were once the hiding places of the Maltese pirates who sailed around the Aegean looking for…

    Rhodes Island

    Rhodes Island

    Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands, and one of the most tourist-orientated islands in the region. The landscape is fertile with a wide rang of flora and wonderful beaches and charming villages. Most…