Prefecture of the Dodecanese Islands Travel Guide

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Rhodes (Island)

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Kos

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Kos Island

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Lindos

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Rodos (City)

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Kefalos

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Symi

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Kalymnos Island

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Patmos Island

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Leros Island

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Lardos

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Patmos

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Karpathos

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Symi Island

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Nisos Nisyros

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Astypalaia

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Tilos Island

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Afantou

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Kalymnos

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Karpathos Island

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Tholos

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Nisos Pserimos

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Agia Marina

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Vrachonisida Marathi

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Nisos Chalki

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Arkoi Island

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Asklipieion

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Kremasti

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Trianta

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Nisos Megisti

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Vrachonisida Agia Marina

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Kardamena

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Rhodes (Island)

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  • Peace in a busy town

    Rhodes (Island) Off The Beaten Path

    The very busy and noisy town of Rhodes is full of back lanes and small alleys which offer you a great chance to get a real feeling for the town.The day I visited it was a sunny hot 30+ heavy with the noise and bustle of life so to chill I decided to wander away from the main streets and find some quite peace.What I found was truly blissful and very...

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  • Filoxenia

    Rhodes (Island) Hotels

    Theologos, 85106

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • A statue in the grand manner

    Rhodes (Island) Things to Do

    THE PALACE OF THE GRAND MASTERS OF RHODES HAS MANY WONDERFUL WORKS OF ART, NONE MORE FAMOUS THAN THE STATUE OF LAOCOON, a Trojan priest, AND HIS TWO SONS, ANTIPHANTES AND THYMBRAEUS, BEING PURPORTEDLY PUNISHED BECAUSE LACOON HAD ATTEMPTED TO SPEAR THE TROJAN HORSE TO PROVE IT WAS FAKE AND WAS THEN PUNISHED BY ATHENA AND POSEIDON WHO SENT SEA...

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Kos

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  • Getting around on the island

    Kos Transportation

    There are loads of ways to get around on the island. You can rent mopeds, scooters, quads, cars and dune buggy type cars. The busses are regular and cheaper than a taxi. We also went on a day trip that was for island hopping on a ship. It was fantastic.

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  • Mitsis Blue Domes Resort & Spa

    Kos Hotels

    85302

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hippocrates Tree

    Kos Things to Do

    The Tree of Hippocrates is the plane tree (or platane, in Europe) under which, according to the legend, Hippocrates of Kos (considered the father of medicine) taught his pupils the art of medicine. Paul of Tarsus purportedly taught here as well.The Platanus in Kos is an oriental plane (Platanus orientalis), with a crown diameter of about 12 metres,...

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Kos Island

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  • Paleo Πύλι / Old...

    Kos Island Off The Beaten Path

    Some 3 to 4km southeast of the new Pyli you find Old Pyli, Παλιό Πύλι in Greek, a village that has been abandoned due to an epidemic, and hence is sometimes called the 'ghost village'.It is very beautifully located... : if you climb the old castle you get a view over the whole island...You must be in a...

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  • Neptune Hotels Resort and Convention...

    Kos Island Hotels

    First rate hotel, top class amenities with every facility we could ever need. Very high percentage...

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  • car hire in Kos town

    Kos Island Transportation

    If you choose to hire a car to get around Kos island, which I highly recommend, then it is essential to do it with a good rent a car agency. We returned from Kos island in August 2011. and were very lucky to find an excellent and highly reliable rent a car agency. It's a family run business and their name is AUTOWAY. Thy are very conveniently...

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Lindos

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  • The Acropolis.

    Lindos Things to Do

    I wasn' t impressed by this fortress. Perhaps because I know very little about ancient history.The acropolis is built on a rock overlooking Lindos. It is surrounded by well preserved walls built by the knights (and later restored). Inside the walls you can see several remains of ancient temples. They were restored by the Italians during their...

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  • Summer Memories Aparthotel

    Lindos Hotels

    Excellent value, terrific location, friendly staff, good facilities...Summer Memories was perfect...

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  • ACROPOLIS

    Lindos Things to Do

    In times gone by the Acropolis of Lindos was dominated by the massive temple of Athena Lindia, which attained its final form in around 300 BC. In Hellenistic and Roman times the temple precinct grew as more buildings were added. A massive fortress was built on the acropolis by the Knights of St John to defend the island against the Ottomans.The...

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Rodos (City)

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  • Byzantine Fortification wall

    Rodos (City) Things to Do

    During the early Christian period Rhodes belong to the Byzantine Empire.Rhodes was an important trading port and a crossroads forships sailing between 'Constantinople and Alexandria'.It was also an important Byzantine military base.The Byzantine fortification walls divded Rhodes into two sections:the Acropolis(later the Grand Masters Palace)and the...

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  • Hotel Africa

    Rodos (City) Hotels

    The Hotel Africa was not located in the Old Town of Rodos, but just on the outskirts, with views...

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  • Harbour Cruise

    Rodos (City) Things to Do

    Lots of different cruises are available in Mandraki Harbour at various prices for different tours,we took the harbour cruise along the old town which lasts about half an hour on a small glass bottom boat.The tour takes you from Mandraki harbour past the old lighthouse and into the commercial harbour area with stunning views of the old town walls...

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Kefalos

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  • Excellent Seafood and a Great View

    Kefalos Restaurants

    Good, fresh seafood is (surprisingly) not so easy to find on Kos. The restaurant in Limionas is a notable exception: their fish comes directly from the local fishermen and is cooked masterfully. The restaurant is located in a fairly remote spot by the seaside with a great view and a chance to see beautiful sunsets. There's also a short sandy beach...

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  • Anthoula Hotel

    Kefalos Hotels

    Kefalos Area, Kefalos, 85301, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • Kefalos Old Town - the original cafe!

    Kefalos Off The Beaten Path

    We took the recommendations from elsewhere and went in search of the old man and his small bakery come café. After much exploring of back streets I looked up a small street and saw a man stood outside a shop and sure enough it was him. As we approached he launched into his patter of “vanille, chocolate, mocha gateaux, éclairs...” and beckoned us...

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Symi

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  • Greek Turkish Friendship

    Symi Local Customs

    With the close proximity of Symi to the Turkish coastline, historically their inhabitants haven't always got along.However, there are many events held on the island through the year to bring the people of Symi and Turkey together. Symis nearest Turkish town is Datca (See my Must See tips)Sept 1st 2004 is World Peace Day , and there is now an annual...

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  • Hotel Nireus

    Symi Hotels

    Akti Georgiou Gennimata, Symi, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Symi Animal Welfare (SAW)

    Symi Local Customs

    As is typical of most Greek Islands Symi has an abundance of cats, roaming the streets, restaurants and accomodations.As well as feeding from the titbits fed by tourists and scavaging the bins of restaurants etc, they breed!!!In order to look after these cats, and control the numbers, donations pay for a vet from the UK to spend a week each year on...

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Kalymnos Island

  • Visit the monastry

    Kalymnos Island Off The Beaten Path

    On the hill over Ellies there is an old monastry - it's now uninhabited since the last monk left - I bet he had fun climbing back up the hill form his evening taverna visits. You climb up the old goat path - you can let yourself in and have a look around. There is a visitors book for you to autograph. It's a little hairy walking back down the track

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  • Emborio

    Kalymnos Island Off The Beaten Path

    Emborio is a lovely beach village at the very top of the island. You can get the local bus which will take you on a lovely coastal journey and drop you at the beach. The beach is very quiet - we were the only ones there except the goats and this goose. Lovely

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  • Pothis town

    Kalymnos Island Things to Do

    Pothis town is a great day out - you can get the local bus there. There's a sponge factory (see my things to do tip) and loads and loads of shops. It's a very busy little town with lots of locals shopping and lots of traffic. It's also got a lovely harbour.

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Patmos Island

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  • Monastery of St. John the Theologian

    Patmos Island Things to Do

    This is one of the most significant monuments on Patmos, towering above the whitewashed houses of the town of Chora and visible from any part of the island. The greater part of the building was build by a priest called Christodoulos and after his death finished by 12 other monks. The orthodox Monastery of St. John has a fortress-like exterior, with...

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  • Holy Cave of the Apocalypse

    Patmos Island Things to Do

    The most important period in the history of Patmos begins in the year of 95 AD, when the disciple of Christ, John the Evangelist arrived on the island. He lived in a small cave-like hollow in a rock, where according to the tradition, St. John heard the Apocalypse dictated by the voice of God through a cleft in the rock; words which he recorded in...

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  • Travelling to Patmos by ferry

    Patmos Island Transportation

    In my opinion the best and most authentic way to travel to an island is by ferry. And Patmos – having no airport - only can be reached by ferry (or flying dolphin). Coming from Western Europe the most convenient connection to Patmos is sailing with the ‘old’ ferry boat ‘Nisos Kalymnos’ from the port of Pythagorion on Samos. Pythagorion has an...

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Leros Island

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  • Beachside Restaurant: Fresh Fish,...

    Leros Island Restaurants

    OK - now this is easy, I have been travelling now for about 2 years, I am lucky in that I can workl from anywhere - I got lucky with this restaurant, I stopped over on the island called Leros, Dodecanese - near to Patmos, Samos and Lipsi - a true jewel - decided to have some food - I had Calamari, Tzatziki and some fresh Fish - I have never been...

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  • Simply Greek taste

    Leros Island Restaurants

    Taverna Paradisos is a must if you travel to Leros.This restaurant is runned by Makris Family,in Vromolithos Beach, who are in bussiness for more than 60 years.So..Why you should go to Taverna Paradisos?Well.. You can have your glass of whine and taste the "mezedes" (appetizers) which are delicious,is the only taverna that has a variety of...

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  • The best of the best

    Leros Island Restaurants

    Look no more: this was the best restaurant of all the islands that we ran into on our May expedition to Patmos, Leros and Samos. You can find it at the end of the boulevard in Alinda. They love to cook and experiment here and try making and tasting new dishes in their spare time. There is a wide choice on the menu and we tried all sorts of things...

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Lardos

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  • George's Car Hire

    Lardos Transportation

    Car hire is the best option for exploring southern Rhodes. Yes there are several buses a day to Lindos, via Pefkos and Rhodes Town and other main places but a car makes the best of the time and allows access to more remote places. 3 day packages seem to be the most popular and towards the end of season you could haggle for great deals.We booked...

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  • Lindos Princess Beach Hotel

    Lardos Hotels

    Pros Pefkous, nr Lindos, Lardos, 85109, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Castle at Asklipeio

    Lardos Off The Beaten Path

    After you have visited the Byzantine church at Asklipeio head up to the castle ruins above the town for superb views over the area - just follow the signposted road up. The castle has a narrow inner aprapet and ancient water tanks - its rather overgrown so watch your feet - there may even be carcases of animals in there so be warned!

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Patmos

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  • Scala Sea Food

    Patmos Restaurants

    My wife wanted to swim whilst I just wanted to relax in the shade and read a book. So, we took the tender from our ship and walked to the right, where there is a log line of palm trees. There were several places to eat on the way but we decided to walk to near the end of the trees because that's where everyone was swimming.We settled at a table in...

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  • Patmos Paradise Hotel

    Patmos Hotels

    Kambos, 85500, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Dolphins

    Patmos Favorites

    Great excitement on the car ferry "Spirit of Samos" from Samos to Patmos when we sighted dolphins in the sea. We were making the trip in September of 2009. Three of them paced the boat for about fifteen minutes then drew ahead and disappeared. I tried to take some photographs but it my EOS 300D just didn't react fast enough. This was the best...

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Karpathos

See all 22 Karpathos Tips
  • sunprotection

    Karpathos What to Pack

    The combination of sun and (sometimes very) strong wind can cause sunburn. (In Pigadia I met older locals with burnt skin) Always take a hat, sunglasses and a longsleeved shirt with you when you go suntanning. When its windy, don't stay too long on the beach.

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  • Aegean Village

    Karpathos Hotels

    Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Olympic rollercoaster

    Karpathos Transportation

    I flew back to Rhodes with Olympic in one of their flying coffins. Huge fun! The airport has been improved since then, but at the time you took off directly into the mountains and the pilot twisted and turned his way upwards through the valleys and gorges. In such a small plane you can see out both sides, so it was scareeee...PS "flying coffin" is...

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Symi Island

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  • Hot Weather Necessities

    Symi Island What to Pack

    Make sure to bring cool clothing as well as a swimsuit! There's nothing more miserable than being hot and uncomfortable and surrounded by water and not being able to swim in it. Also bring some good sandals, hat, sunglasses, and a bottle of water. Bring plenty of sunscreen!!! You can bring your own beach towel if you'd like.

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  • Nos Beach

    Symi Island Things to Do

    Nos is a very small and quiet beach close to Symi Town and the harbor area. There are plenty of lounge chairs and umbrellas for you to relax under. If you are hungry or thirsty, then visit the neighboring taverna. Nos is probably the most accessible beach for day-trippers to Symi because it is only a short walk from the harbor area. It's perfect if...

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  • Dodekanese Express

    Symi Island Transportation

    The Dodekanese Express also provides a high speed service to Symi during the summer - not every day and sometimes they just call at Panormitis in the south en route to other islands. They tend to be a bit more expensive but they are fast and comfortable. Check out their website for schedules and prices - price is often cheaper at the kiosk in...

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Nisos Nisyros

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  • The Best Food and view at the port of...

    Nisos Nisyros Restaurants

    The food here is excellent, big plates with delicious products, all well- made by the best olive oil, fresh fish and local meat, well combination with the art of cooking! Here you can find EXCELENT gREEK PLATES AS Mousaka, souvlaki, tzatziki , Greek SALADS e.t.c but also more choices from european couisine, American burgers, WESTERN Omelets, and...

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  • Best and worst restaurant in Nisyros

    Nisos Nisyros Restaurants

    Panorama restaurant is located about 100 m before the town square. Very authentic and delicious food. (Doesnt offer muc fish but then Greek cuisine is more than fish.) Good view and nice staff.Recommended: goat, chorta, pasticcio.Fabbrica is located at the entraqnce to the town. Avoid it at any cost. Gave us burnt fish, the blackest fish I've ever...

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  • The fumes of the crater

    Nisos Nisyros Warnings and Dangers

    Due to the higher concentration of sulphur fumes inside the Stepanos crater it is not recommended to people with respiratory system difficulties and cardiac patients as well as to pregnant women to descend into the bottom of the crater. You can still enjoy the views of the crater from the caldera and maybe enjoy a cold drink in the volcano bar...

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