Welcome to Dodecanese Islands
At the crossroads of three continents among the blue agean sea, between Asia Minor and Crete, Dodecanese islands strung like a pearl necklace in the blue velvet sea. The Dodecanese (literally ‘twelve islands’) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, of which 26 are inhabited. Here, in one of the sunniest parts of Greece, nature has created a fascinating world, marked by 3 thousand years of history. The islands became known from 5th century B.C. as cultural and economic centers. For centuries they were under the occupation of Romans, Arabs, Knights of St. John, Turks and Italians. Hundreds of historical monuments are a blend of eastern and western cultures. Inhabitans of Dodekanese are simple, welcoming and generous people who share with guests the gifts of nature and history and preserve from generation to generation their manners and customs.
The two larger islands – Rhodes and Kos are among the well-known resorts, offering high-quality service, a wide range of modern hotels, numerous sights and monuments, active holidays for people of all ages and lifestyles.
The other islands are developing as tourism destinations. Karpathos, Patmos, Leros, Symi, Kalymnos, Astypalaia offer a traditional style of life combined with modern amenities.
The smaller islands of the Dodekanese are an earthly paradise of peace and beauty.
Islands Tilos, Nisyros, Lipsi, Chalki, Kasos, Kastellorizo and Agathonisi offer you peaceful beaches and crystal clear sea.