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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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 SOUTHERN DREAMS APARTMENTS
Featuring a swimming pool, a bar and a garden and views of the pool, SOUTHERN DREAMS APARTMENTS is located in Gennadi and has accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Lindos Imperial Resort & Spa
Located on Kiotari Beach, Lindos Imperial offers rooms overlooking the Aegean Sea or pools and gardens. Gourmet restaurants, tennis courts and a spa center are featured. more...
 Eco Beach And Magic Garden Hotel
Offering a garden with BBQ and hammock area, Eco Beach And Magic Garden is located in the seaside village of Gennadi, on the southeast part of Rhodos. It offers free WiFi. 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...
 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...
 Notos Hotel
Located in the South region of Rhodes Island, overlooking the picturesque Gennadi beach, Notos Hotel is located 1640 feet from the coast and just 164 feet from the center of Gennadi village, where more...
 Delfinia Resort
Delfinia Resort is located in Kolymbia, on the east coast of Rhodes near the beautiful beach with water sports facilities. Boat trips are available from the jetty to other villages and beaches. more...
 Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
The adults-only Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa is located by Kiotari beach, less than 1.9 mi from the village center. more...
 All Senses Nautica Blue Exclusive Resort & Spa
Located on the Fanes coast next to the beach, 18 mi from Medieval Rhodes city center, All Senses Nautica Blue Exclusive Resort & Spa features 3 restaurants, 3 bars and 2 outdoor swimming pools and 1 more...
 Lindos Aqua Luxury Villa
Located 1312 feet from Lindos Acropolis in Líndos, new-built Lindos Aqua Luxury Villa features free WiFi, a spa bath and a patio. A dishwasher, an oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen. more...
 Belmare Hotel
Belmare Hotel is 656 feet from Lothiarika beach and 1.2 mi from the village of Lardos with restaurants and cafes. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and garden. more...
 Al Mare Villas
Al Mare Villas offers elegant studios and villas with captivating views of the Mediterranean Sea and villas with private pools. It is strategically located on the coast of Kiotari Beach. more...
 Ekaterini Hotel
Located 984 feet from Kiotari beach, Ekaterini Hotel has a swimming pool with sun terrace, set within a beautiful garden. Its rooms feature a private balcony with pool and garden views. more...
 Kolymbia Bay Art - Adults Only
Kolymbia Bay Art - Adults Only is just 328 feet from the resort’s sandy-pebble beach. Guests enjoy a wellness area with steam bath and tropical shower. Facilities include a freshwater, heated pool. more...
 Lardos Bay
Boasting friendly service and excellent location, Lardos Bay Hotel is a 3-star hotel located in the city of Lardos, in Rhodes. The beach of Lardos is just 650 ft away. more...
 NAMA RETREAT
NAMA RETREAT has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Pastida. This 5-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and valet parking. 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...
 Panorama Hotel
This small family-run hotel, located in a quiet area of Genadi, provides guests with a comfortable base during their stay on Rhodes. more...
 Casa Marinella
Located in Gennadi in the Rhodes region, Casa Marinella has accommodations with free WiFi and free private parking. more...
 Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only
Located in Lindos, 2.7 miles from Lindos Acropolis, Lindos Grand Resort and Spa - Adults Only has accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness more...
 Kolymbia Sun
Just 591 feet away from Kolymbia Beach, Kolymbia Sun features a swimming pool, separate children’s pool and a large sun terrace. more...
 Labranda Miraluna Village
Located between Lardos and Kiotari, on the south coast of Rhodes, Miraluna Village is set on the beautiful Kiotari Beach. more...
 Villa Nefeli
Villa Nefeli is located in Kiotari. Located on the beachfront, this property features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, a garden and free WiFi. more...
 Naturist Angel Nudist Club Hotel - Couples Only
Set amid a tropical garden, Naturist Angel is a nudist hotel featuring an outdoor pool surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas, as well as an a la carte restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout . 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...




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