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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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Michelangelo Resort & Spa
Rising above the shingle beach of Agios Fokas, this ultramodern 5-star hotel offers 3 outdoor pools, 1 of which is infinity, with panoramic decked terraces, a kids' pool and an indoor pool. more...
 Neptune Hotel-Resort, Convention Centre & Spa
Set amid a landscape garden decorated with artworks, Neptune Hotel features 5 swimming pools and 8 bars, within 3.1 mi from Mastichari Village in Kos. 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...
 Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa
5-star beachfront Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa features a 650-yard-long pool complex of 8 large pools and 6 sharing pools. The all-inclusive hotel offers guests 10 dining options and 6 bars. more...
 Eden Roc Resort - All Inclusive
Eden Roc Resort Hotel is a waterfront resort on Kallithea Beach and surrounded by lush green gardens. more...
 Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa
Located right on a private beach in Faliraki, Mitsis Alila Resort & Spa features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Italian, Mexican and sushi restaurants, as well as a spa center. 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...
 Labranda Blue Bay Resort
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...
 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...
 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...
 Sheraton Rhodes Resort
Overlooking Ixia Beach, the 5-star Sheraton Rhodes is located 2.5 mi from Rhodes’s Medieval Town. It features 4 indoor and outdoor pools and a fully-equipped fitness center. more...
 Aquagrand Exclusive Deluxe Resort Lindos - Adults only
Located right on the beach and 0.9 mi from Lindos town, Aquagrand of Lindos - Adults only is a seafront hotel that offers accommodations with Aegean Sea views. more...
 Casa Cabana Hotel & Suites
Set in a quiet location in the center of Faliraki and just a 3-minute walk from the beach, Casa Cabana Hotel & Suites provides rooms with free WiFi. more...
 Aqua Blu Boutique Hotel & Spa, Adults Only- Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Just 0.9 mi away from Kos main town, Aqua Blu Boutique Adults Only Hotel includes an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, and a wellness center. 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...
 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...
 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...
 Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort
The Oceanis Beach & Spa Resort is a 4-star, adults-only hotel right on the beach in Psalidi. This spa hotel has a private beach, and offers 3 outdoor swimming pools and 2 tennis courts. 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...
 Cooks club City Beach Rhodes More Meni
Cook's Club City Beach Rhodes in Rhodes provides adults only accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a shared lounge. more...




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