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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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 Villa Christalindos
Villa Christalindos, Pefki Rhodes
Located in Pefki Rhodes, this detached vacation home features a terrace and a garden with a year-round outdoor pool and a sun terrace. It provides free private parking. more...
 Antonios House
Antonios House, Archangelos
Located in Archangelos in the region of Rhodes, this detached vacation home features a garden with a barbecue. The property features views of the sea and is 17 miles from Rhodes. more...
 9 Muses Exclusive Apartments
9 Muses Exclusive Apartments, Grikos
Offering panoramic views to the northerrn Patmos and the Aegean Sea, 9 Muses Exclusive Apartments is situated 4 km from Skala Port. more...
 Sophid Village Ardani
Sophid Village Ardani, Amoopi
Situated in Amoopi, Sophid Village Ardani provides accommodation with free WiFi, seating area and flat-screen TV. The accommodation features a hot tub. more...
 Aegean Blue Villa
Aegean Blue Villa, Kalithies
Located in Kalithies in the region of Rhodes, this detached villa features a garden with an outdoor pool. It provides free private parking. more...
 Lindos 4 me Studios
Lindos 4 me Studios, Lindos
Lindos 4 me Studios is located just a few steps from the entrance of Lindos and St Paul’s Bay. Lindos Acropolis is also 400 metres away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Greatland Villas
Greatland Villas, Gennadi
Located in Kiotari, the beachfront Greatland Villas offer fully equipped units, each with a private pool, hot tub and views of the Aegean Sea and the garden. Free WiFi access is available in all more...
 Athoniki Villas
Athoniki Villas, Kalathos
Athoniki Villas offers accommodation in Kalathos within 5 km from the famous Lindos and 1.5 km from Kalathos Beach. Rhodes Town is 39 km from the property. more...
 Elena Village
Elena Village, Kalymnos
Offering a shared pool and a fitness centre, Elena Village features self-catering accommodation with Aegean Sea or pool views. Facilities include free WiFi access and a snack bar. more...
 Johannes Apartments
Johannes Apartments, Afantou
Johannes Apartments is just one mile from the center of Afandou, and 11 miles from the town of Rhodes. more...
 Asterias
Asterias, Panteli
Just 100 metres from Panteli Beach, Asterias is traditionally built in Cycladic style. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with direct Aegean Sea views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. more...
 Aphrodite White Studios Lindos
Aphrodite White Studios Lindos, Lindos
Offering free WiFi and a sun terrace, Aphrodite White Studios Lindos is amphitheatrically located in Líndos, 400 metres from Lindos Acropolis. Free public parking is available. more...
 Rodian Gallery Hotel Apartments
Rodian Gallery Hotel Apartments, Rhodes
The Rodian Gallery Hotel Apartments is centrally located in Rhodes, just 100 metres from Aquarium Beach and 1.5 km from the Old Town. more...
 Labranda Blue Bay Resort
Labranda Blue Bay Resort, Ialyssos
Located at Ialyssos Beach on the island’s west coast, Labranda Blue Bay Resort offers guests a world of exciting activities and an array of facilities and services to unwind by the beach. more...
 Panteli Beach Hotel
Panteli Beach Hotel, Panteli
This newly built hotel in Panteli Beach offers studios and apartments with wooden rooftops and white-washed walls. It is just 5 minutes’ walk from Platanos, the island's capital. more...




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