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Dodecanese

Scattered against the coast of Turkey , the Dodecanese , or Twelve Islands , are the farthest Greek island group from the mainland. Closer to Asia Minor than to Ath­ens , these islands have experienced more invasions than the central parts of the country. In ancient times, the Dodecanese flourished before falling to Alexander the Great. A favourite target of evangelizing biblical luminaries including St. Paul and St. John , the inhabitants of the islands were some of the first Greeks to con­vert to Christianity. The islands prospered in the early Byzantine years, before suf­fering from raids that later hurt the entire empire. Crusaders stormed through during the 14th century, building heavily fortified castles as bases for their reli­gious wars. The Ottomans ousted them in 1522, and the lucky Dodecanese received special concessions for their proximity to Turkey . The Dodecanese ulti­mately joined the Greek nation in 1948 after fighting fiercely in WWII.

Eclectic architecture is the most visible legacy of all these comings and goings: Classical ruins, castles built by Crusaders, and Ottoman mosques all coexist. Travellers who venture here will find landscapes ranging from Rhodes 's fertile hills to the volcanic terrain of Nisyros. Kos 's hopping nightlife, the apocalyptic beauty of Patmos , the secluded beaches of Karpathos , and the hidden glory of Kalymnos are sure to entice even the most discriminating traveller.



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 OKU Kos
Located right on the sandy beach, 2.5 mi from Marmari Village in Kos, the adults-only OKU Kos is a village-style hotel features an outdoor pool and a modern restaurant amid its well-tended gardens. more...
 Casa Cook Rhodes (Adults Only)
Set in Kolymbia in the Rhodes Region, 1.1 mi from Tsambika Beach, Casa Cook Rhodes features a large outdoor pool, an a la carte restaurant and a fully equipped fitness room. more...
 Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa
Located right on a private beach in Faliraki, Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Italian, Greek, Tex-Mex and Panasian à la carte restaurant, a burger restaurant and more...
 Athoniki Villas
Athoniki Villas offers accommodations in Kalathos within 3.1 mi from the famous Lindos and 0.9 mi from Kalathos Beach. Rhodes Town is 24 mi from the property. more...
 Rodos Palace Hotel
Set in a wonderful Aegean setting, the luxurious Rodos Palace offers a wide variety of suites and exceptionally stylish accommodations, and features 5 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants, bar and more...
 Castellum Suites - All Inclusive
Located in Rhodes Town, a 6-minute walk from Clock Tower, Castellum Suites - All Inclusive has a restaurant and a bar. more...
 Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort & Villas
Boasting a stunning seaside location, this exclusive spa resort is close to Prassonisi and it offers an infinity pool, ethnic restaurants, and rooms overlooking the sea or the hotel grounds. more...
 Lindos Princess Beach Hotel
Lindos Princess is set directly on the blue-flag, sandy beach of Lardos. more...
 Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa
5-star beachfront Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa features 10 outdoor pools. The all-inclusive hotel offers guests 11 dining options and 6 bars. more...
 Gennadi Grand Resort
Facing the beachfront, Gennadi Grand Resort offers 5-star accommodations in Gennadi and features a garden, bar and private beach area. more...
 Mitsis Rodos Village Beach Hotel & Spa
The all-inclusive Mitsis Rhodos Village Beach Hotel & Spa is located along the beach of Kiotari, 7.5 mi from Lindos. more...
 Kos Aktis Art Hotel
Located on the beachfront, in the center of Kos Town, Kos Aktis is a luxurious, minimalist design hotel. more...
 Patmos Aktis Suites & Spa
This 5-star luxury hotel is located only a few steps from Grikos beach, in Patmos. more...
 Rodos Princess Beach Hotel
Rodos Princess Beach Hotel is located on the unspoiled Kiotari Beach. Free sun beds and umbrellas are available on the beach and the exotic pool. An indoor pool is also available. more...
 Mitsis Grand Hotel Beach Hotel
This beachfront hotel enjoys a privileged location, just a 15-minute walk outside Rhodes’ Old Town. Guests enjoy 3 swimming pools, sports facilities and luxurious rooms with sea or garden views. more...
 Port Royal Villas and Spa - Adults Only
Located near Kolympia Beach, this adults only, 5-star hotel offers luxurious bungalows with pools, a wellness center and a wealth of leisure facilities. more...
 Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel-Adults only
Lindos Blu Luxury Hotel - Adults Only is nestled on a quiet hillside with stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. more...
 SOUTHERN DREAMS APARTMENTS
Located 1969 feet from Gennadi Beach, SOUTHERN DREAMS APARTMENTS offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and air-conditioned accommodations with a balcony and free WiFi. more...
 Kiotari Akti Beachfront Villas
Located in Gennadi, within 1.1 mi of Gennadi Beach, Kiotari Akti Beachfront Villas offers accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. more...
 Alia Luxury Suites
Located in the area of Charaki within 492 feet from the beach, Alia Luxury Suites consist of 3 buildings and offer self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi access. more...
 Best Western Plus Hotel Plaza
Located in the center of Rhodes Town, the 4-star Best Western has a pool with sun terrace and a sauna. Its rooms offer views to the sea or the Medieval Town. more...
 Villas Duc - Rhodes
Within 492 feet from the sea, in the area of Ialyssos, Villas Duc - Rhodes is a 3-star aparthotel offering spacious self-catering units set amid well-kept gardens. more...
 Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only
Located in Lindos, 1.7 mi from Lindos Beach Palace, Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only features accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a more...
 Fatolitis Studios
Fatolitis Studios features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Masouri. more...
 Silver Beach
Directly located on Grikos’s seafront on the island of Patmos, Silver Beach offers rooms with a sea or garden view. Free parking is available on site. more...




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