Halki is one of the smalles islands of Dodekanese. The only village of the island is called Nimborio. It is an amphitheatrical village, built on the slopes of a hill and consists of tall, two-storey and three-storey renovated, mansions that compose a wonderful, traditional settlement.
Halkidiki has it all; golden sandy beaches, picturesque gulfs, traditional villages and modern tourist resorts. It lies east of Thessaloniki resembles a trident piercing the Aegean, is considered to be one of the most ecological destinations.
KALYMNOS is one of the four largest in the Dodecanese.The capital and main port of the island is called Pothia.Some locals earn their living by fishing. The island is famous for its sponge fishing tradition and is the ideal place to buy natural, soft sponges.Beautiful landscapes,fine beaches and the traditional way of living the inhabitants attracts 100s of people from all over the world. It is also a very popular location for Camping Holidays for children organised by the Bishopric of Kalymnos, Leros and Astypalaia.The Bishopric of Kalymnos, Leros and Astypalaia, organizes summer camps for children of various ages on the unique island of TELENDOS!
KOS is an island part of the Dodecanese. It is the third largest of the Greek islands of the group and the second most popular and touristy island after Rhodes. It is located between Kalymnos and Nysiros. It is very well organised and has everything in terms of tourism infrastructure. The various charms and beauties of the Greek Island are not visible at the first sight but, after a while, the picturesque villages and the fine beaches amaze all visitors. Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine, Hippocrates, which was born on the island around 460 B.C. and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos.
The island is famous for its rich vegetation and its temperate climate and it was characterized by the Roman doctor Gallino as "the most temperate place in the world". The morphology of the ground varies and is the result of long-lasting geological changes particularly owed to the volcanic activity of the commonly known Aegean Arc (Nisiros, Thira, Milos, Methana). According to the latest geological studies seven volcanoes are located between Nisiros and Kos and one of them in the Isthmus of Kefalos is inactive today.
Leros situated between Patmos Lipsi and Kalimnos in the Dodecanese islands. Leros like most of the Greek islands is an island of small fertile valleys sandwiched between rolling green hills, deep coves and pretty beaches.
Lipsi is the biggest island of the surrounding uninhabited islands where you can watch rare birds. Here you will be fascinated by the combination of rocks and caves.
MYKONOS is a grand example of unique Cycladic architecture set around a picturesque fishing-village bay. Totally whitewashed organic cube-like buildings fit closely together to form a kind of haphazard maze of narrow alley ways and streets. The earthen colors of the bare hills which surround the town's gleaming whiteness is set between the aura of an incredibly blue sky and even deeper blue sparkling sea. Its many well preserved windmills and hundreds of tiny red-roofed churches adds a flavor of culture and custom to the scene, enhanced even further by many museums and the historical ancient site of Delos.
Together with being friendly and open people, the locals have a healthy understanding of what it means to have a good time.
Put this together with all the island's other qualities and it is no wonder Mykonos has been often named "the jewel" of the Aegean Sea.
Nisyros is a volcanic island that fascinates and charms visitors with its strong colourful character, the dark brown of its volcanic earth, the white of its houses and the deep blue of its sea.
PATMOS is a destination for a truly sacred travel experience.It was on this island that St John wrote his divinely inspired Revelation the Apocalypse,the last book of the New Testament. Today it is a place of pilgrimage for both Orthodox and western Christians, as well as the more profane sun and sand worshippers.Instantly palatable, Patmos entices visitors return back fo sure.
Patmos is a charming, picturesque and tranquil island. It has a very salubrious climate and a clear atmosphere.Vegetation is rather limited but this in no way diminishes the picturesqueness of the island with its lacy coastline, its charming bays and its surrounding islets.
The island has 3000 inhabitants, who are divided among Hora, Skala, which is also the main port and Kampos.
Away from the flow of mass tourism, Patmos is ideal for those looking for alternatives. The simultaneous presence of spirituality, wild untouched nature and 20th century tourism make it a unique place, making many visitors return again and again.
RHODES lies between Crete and the near East in the Aegean ocean. Rhodes is the biggest of the Dodecanese islands. Named the sun island or island of light there are hardly any days when the sun doesn't shine. With its subtropical climate and over 3.000 hours of sun per year you can be guaranteed a good tan on your holiday. Rhodes is one of the most popular holiday islands in Greece - even Greeks themselves come to Rhodes for a holiday from the mainland.
Rhodes today offers the visitor a plethora of all year round leisure alternatives, covering all types of tourist activity.
The natural beauty of the island, the monuments from her long and often turbulent history, a rodosmopolitan character, as well as the warm hospitality generously offered by the people of Rhodes, and an excellent tourist infrastructure boasting the most modern hotels, all captivate the visitor.
The modern city of Rhodes is one of the biggest municipalities in the Greek islands, with about sixty thousand permanent residents. It is the financial and cultural centre of the southeastern Aegean, and successfully combines a lively present with a rich historical past. There are many reasons why Rhodes is one of the most popular resorts in the Mediterranean.
Among the North-Eastern Aegean Islands, Samos is considered the highly visited territory because of its fun resorts, beaches, nightlife, forests, and other great offerings. As one of the most fertile islands of the Aegean Sea, it is mostly covered with coves, greenery, and vineyards.
SYMI has the most beautiful harbour in Greece. On either side of a steep-sided fjord rise tier upon tier of houses, some white, some pastel yellow, but virtually all with Neo-Classical pediments - a reminder that 100 years ago this was one of Greece's most prosperous islands. There has been virtually no modern concrete construction here and now these fine old houses are being resurrected for visitors. The spirit of the island remains intact.
Symi is divided into distinctive areas - is the main harbour.Chorio, literally 'village', is the top town.
Pedi Bay is the valley below Chorio, south of Yialos. Nimborios is the bay and settlement to the north of Yialos. There is a small settlement at Marathounda and a majorMonastery complex at Panormitis. The interior, a forested plateau with many spectacular views, can be visited by car or bike on the recently refurbished road from Symi town to Panormitis. There are also many interesting walks and guided walks can be arranged through tour operators in Yialos or walking guides can be purchased from the Symi visitor office.
Tilos is a small island between the islands Kos and Rodos. It is of great archeological interest as remains of prehistoric dwarf elephants have been found on the island in the Charkadio caves.