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Checking out the islands of the Cyclades is an experience you'll never forget. No matter what you're trying to find in a vacation, you'll discover it in one of these remarkable islands!

In the southeasternmost parts of the Greek islands, the Dodecanese islands offer much in the method of tourism. From fancy restaurants to glamorous resorts, travelers find plenty to do at a few of these islands. There are likewise some terrific beaches. A few of the Dodecanese islands are near Turkey; only a day-trip away!

Check out listed below to learn more about the various Dodecanese islands and what to expect throughout your visit:

Astypalia is really two islands that are linked by an isthmus, with most of its visitors being Greeks. It looks like islands from the Cyclades more than it does the other Dodecanese islands because of its geometric houses, towns and a Venetian castle. There are some lovely beach coves. The island makes a fantastic vacation if it's peace and quiet you want.

The little island of Halki fits well into tourists packages as a place known for unspoiled territory. It's hard to find a hotel room, so you'll wish to plan beforehand if you prepare to stay.

Kalymnos is where the spongefishermen go, and is a hectic, working town. Its main port is called Pothia, which has numerous coffee shops and even a sponge museum. Resort beaches and other villages and ports are around the island so you'll have plenty to see and do throughout your check out. Several boats leave Pothia to visit neighboring islands such as Pserimos and Nera. From the town of Myrties, you can take a trip to Telendos by boat. Telendos uses taverns, beaches and rental rooms.

Karpathos is a conventional island with mountain villages and lovely beaches. There is a line of mountains that separates the island down the middle, with one side of the island being green and fertile and the opposite being rocky. There are some hotels and restaurants in the port town of Pigadia, the capital. Tourist is steady here, however it's not over-crowded. The Olympus mountain town is a remote town where Medieval crafts are made and customs are carried out. The island has an airport, and ferries that leave from Pireaus, and some that go to Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Kassos and Halki.

If you enjoy strolling, you'll like the island of Kassos. You'll have the ability to stroll from village to town, enjoying the standard Greek way of life in a quiet setting. Phry is the main town on the island. There are some beaches and two monasteries. Just two ferryboat boats come here weekly usually, but the island has an airport with flights to Karpathos, Athens and Rhodes.

Kastellorizo is an extremely little island that's famous for the film Mediterraneo. Another name for the island is Megisti. It has no beaches, but does have charming rocky coves where tourists take pleasure in snorkeling. There are numerous historic features of the island, specifically the fact that it was bombed severely during World War II. Various types of people have lived here. The island uses ferryboat connections to Kos, Kalymnos, Rhodes, Tilos and Symi, and likewise has an airport.

Kos is an island with beaches, farming and archaeology. While on the island, you can explore products from the past at Venetian, Roman, Byzantine and Hellenistic sites. If you enjoy riding your bike to explore, you can ride through the flat interior section of the island extremely easily. The island connects to other bigger islands and also Bodrun in Turkey. There are flights to Athens as well.

Leros is a lovely green island with spectacular beaches and bays. Those on cruising journeys to and from Turkey and other close-by islands delight in visiting Leros. Laki is the main port of Leros. Here you can see a comprehensive example of art deco architecture. This port was developed by Mussilini's designers in 1923. The capital was then moved to another village called Platanos in defiance to the dictator. Leros has an airport that will take you to Athens, and boats originating from Pireaus to other islands of the Dodekanese group.

Nisyros is a dormant volcano with abundant fertile lands. A primary port in Nisyros is Mandraki, where there is an ancient acropolis, a beach with black stones and a monastery. Loutra uses a thermal medical spa. Numerous tourists delight in seeing the volcano and visiting the towns of Emboreios and Nikea. From these villages is a great view of the caldera. Strolling is a great way to see the island's landscapes and volcano. Ferry boats can take you from the island to Kalymnos, Rhodes, Tilos, Kos, Kastellorizo and Symi.

The "Island of Patmos" is known for the famous works of Saint John the Divine, who composed the book of Discoveries in the Greek New Testimony of the Holy Bible. He was exiled to this island after efforts on his life stopped working. Cruise ships typically stop here, and the island has beaches and a lovely landscape. Skala is the main town, which caters to cruise ship visitors. You can go to the abbey of Saint John above Skala, and the Abbey of the Armageddon that was constructed around the cave where Saint John had his vision of end times. There are connections by ferryboat to Kos, Rhodes, Leros and Kalymnos, and a small boat to the island of Lipsi.

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