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Island Hopping in Dodecanese: 6 good reasons to try it

Dodecanese ● Karpathos ● Kasos ● Kos ● Patmos ● Rhodes ● Symi ● 08 February 2018
 

Dodecanese offers you hundreds of reasons to visit these legendary islands that are located literally closer to turkey than to Greece. Dodecanese islands are the dream vacation of every traveller, who wants to explore the history and hospitality of Greece, the authenticity together with great touristic facilities, the charming atmosphere of picturesque harbours and the deep blue waters of exotic beaches in gorgeous caves. It is pointless to try to choose only one island. Before booking your accommodation in one destination, why not thinking about experiencing island hopping? Island Hopping in Dodecanese will give you the opportunity to see fascinating things and discover the mythical Aegean Sea during your summer holidays. Just read 6 of the numerous reasons that make Dodecanese a wonderful group of Greek islands, and get ready to find out even more by yourself!

The harbour of Symi as the boat approaches

Built amphitheatrically, the harbour of Symi will take your breath away as soon as the boat approaches it. Colourful neoclassical houses create a picture that looks like coming from a carte postal. It is a picture like a painting that you will admire again and again during your stay on this charming rocky island.

Symi

Lindos from above

The reasons to adore Rhodes are innumerable. And Lindos is one of them. On the top hill, overlooking the Aegean Sea and under the shadow of ancient Lindos' Acropolis, this small medieval city with white houses, friendly shops and paved streets combines history, beauty, breathtaking view and one of the best beaches on the island.

Lindos

The tree of Hippocrates in Kos

Kos is an island full of historical sites. The most exciting of them is a plane tree, under which, according to the myth, Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, used to teach his students. Impressive?

The village Olympos in Karpathos

The mountainous village of Olympos in Karpathos is a place, where time appears to have stood still for centuries. Unique architecture, a significant folklore museum and more than 70 windmills to the road leading to the village are only some of the things you will admire in Olympos. On the slopes of a hill, Olympos impresses with its well-preserved houses that create a unique scenery.

 

Olympos

The beach Marmara in Kasos

Kasos is an untouched by mass tourism Greek island, perfect for those seeking peace and privacy. One of its greatest assets is the beach Marmara, which is considered as one of the best hidden paradises in Greece. Golden sand, turquoise waters and the feeling that you have just discovered a virgin paradise, this is Marmara.

The sacred cave in Patmos

Patmos is the island where Saint John wrote the Apocalypse. After 2,000 thousand years of history, the sacred cave is still there, and you can visit it with respect to its spiritual vibes that attract everyone, even the atheists. It is a holy place with a strong aura inside a rock. You can't understand how you will feel, if you don't visit it.

Where to Stay

Studio in Karpathos, Greece Vardes Hotel Studios
Vardes Hotel Studios
Amoopi, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Vardes Hotel Studios is located 500 meters from Votsalakia Beach and 700 meters from Pera Ammos Beach. Karpathos town and the port are at 6.5 km, while Diafani port is 53 km away. Vardes Hotel Studios is 12 km away from Karpathos Island National Airport.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Sylvia Hotel
Sylvia Hotel
114, Kolokotroni Str., 43065 Rhodes, Greece

Centrally located in the historic Rhodes Town, Sylvia Hotel lies 3 minutes walk from the beach and 10 minutes walk from the main port of Rhodes. The medieval centre of the town can be reached within 10 minutes. Rhodes International Airport "Diagoras" is at 15 km.

Hotel in Karpathos, Greece Balaskas Hotel
Balaskas Hotel
Diafani, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

The family-run Balaskas Hotel is located just 6 minutes walk from sandy Diafani Beach. The distance from Diafani port is 800 metres. Karpathos town and the port Pigadia are at 50 km, while Karpathos Island National Airport is at 65 km. The hotel offers free transfer from/to Diafani Port and airport transfer on request at an additional cost.


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