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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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 Evanik Hotel
Evanik Hotel is centrally located in Kalymnos Town, just 492 feet from the port and a short walk from restaurants and shops. more...
 Anthula Sun
Quietly located among lush greenery, 1804 feet from the center of Archangelos, Anthula Sun features a bar. more...
 Oasis Hotel
Just 164 feet from Massouri Beach, Oasis Hotel features breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and Telendos Island from its stone-paved terraces. more...
 Summer View
Summer View features a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and shared lounge in Theologos. more...
 HOTEL ATHINA
Located in Grikos, less than 0.6 mi from Petra Beach, HOTEL ATHINA features accommodations with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. more...
 Blue Bay Hotel
Within 820 feet from Skala Port in Patmos, Blue Bay Hotel features a bar and a seafront sun terrace. 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...
 Byzance Hotel
Conveniently located in the village of Skala, Byzance Hotel is 100 yards from Patmos Port and 220 yards from the nearest beach. It offers free Wi-Fi and accommodations with a private balcony. more...
 Rhodian Sun Hotel
Located among palm trees, 1969 feet from Paradeisi Beach in Rhodes, the Rhodian Sun features a pool, a traditional restaurant and a breakfast buffet. more...
 Meliton Hotel
Located among the rich greenery of Theologos in Rhodes, Meliton features a pool and a tennis court. The restaurant serves local and international dishes. more...
 Olive Garden Hotel
Within 1148 feet from Lardos Beach in Rhodes, Olive Garden Hotel is set amid blossomed gardens and features a pool . Leisure facilities , a poolside snack bar and a tennis court. more...
 Ihthioessa Boutique Hotel
Located in Pera Yialos, the traditionally built Ixthioessa offers elegant, self-catered accommodations with a furnished balcony overlooking the Aegean Sea and the scenic Astypalaia Town. more...
 LABRANDA Kiotari Miraluna Resort
Located between Lardos and Kiotari, south coast of Rhodes, on the beautiful Kiotari Beach and featuring spacious rooms, scrumptious dining experiences, ample sports facilities, swimming pools, more...
 Skala Hotel
In a garden of bougainvilleas, 164 feet from Skala Beach in Patmos, this hotel offers a pool and a breakfast buffet with local products. 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...
 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...
 Romantza Mare
Offering an outdoor pool and a sun terace, Romantza Mare is located in Kalithea Area. It features a garden and games room, while WiFi access is available throughout. 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...
 Haritos Hotel - Geothermal Hot Swimming Pool
Within 1640 feet from Mandraki Beach in Nisyros, Haritos Hotel - Geothermal Hot Swimming Pool features an outdoor pool with medicinal water, and a furnished sun terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. 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...
 Elafos Hotel
Set amid the lush forest of Profitis Ilias, Elafos is an alpine-style hotel offering elegant accommodations overlooking the mountains and the Aegean Sea. more...
 All Senses Nautica Blue Exclusive Resort & Spa - All Inclusive
Located on the Fanes coast next to the beach, 18 mi from Medieval Rhodes city center, All Senses Nautica Blue Exclusive Resort & Spa - All Inclusive features 3 restaurants, 3 bars and 2 outdoor more...
 Angela
Offering a pool and a snack bar, Angela is located near the center of Kos Town. It features self-catering accommodations with a furnished balcony. Free WiFi is available in public areas. more...
 Helios Apartments - Beach of Lachania Rhodes
Located in Lakhania in the Rhodes region and just 164 feet from the beach Helios Apartments - Beach of Lachania Rhodes features accommodations with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a garden and free private more...
 Kastelli Hotel
Just a 5-minute walk from the center of Afandou village in Rhodes, Kastelli Hotel offers a swimming pool, a snack bar and daily breakfast. Afandou Beach is one mile away. more...




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