Island Hopping in Dodecanese: 6 good reasons to try it
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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.


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.


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.

 


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

Hotel in Patmos, Greece Asteri Hotel
Asteri Hotel
Skala, 85500 Patmos, Greece

Asteri Hotel is located just 50 m from Merikas Beach and 1 km from the center of Skala village and the main port of Patmos island. Patmos Town with the Monastery of St. John the Theologian is at 4.7 km. Patmos island can be reached with a ferry boat from Piraeus (Athens), Lipsi and Leros islands.

Hotel in Karpathos, Greece Hotel Finiki View
Hotel Finiki View
Finiki, 85700 Karpathos, Greece

Hotel Finiki View is located just 3 minutes walk from the beach in Finiki village in Karpathos and offers accommodation in self-catering studios with sea-view balconies. Karpathos town and the port are at 18 km, while Diafani port is 50 km away. Karpathos Island National Airport is 15 km away.

Hotel in Rhodes, Greece Congo Hotel
Congo Hotel
Tiliakou 145, Rhodes Town, 85100 Rhodes, Greece

Congo Hotel is located in Rhodes town, only a 5-minute walk from Zephyros beach. Rhodes Port is an 8-minute drive away. Rhodes International Airport is 15.7 km away.


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