Visiting the islands of the Cyclades is an experience you’ll never forget. No matter what you’re looking for in a vacation, you’ll find it in one of these amazing islands! Touring the Dodecanese Islands of Greece In the southeasternmost parts of the Greek islands, the Dodecanese islands offer much in the way of tourism. From fancy restaurants to luxurious resorts, tourists find plenty to do at some of these islands. There are also some great beaches. A few of the Dodecanese islands are near Turkey; only a day-trip away! Read below to learn about the different Dodecanese islands and what to expect during your visit: Astypalia Astypalia is actually two islands that are connected by an isthmus, with most of its visitors being Greeks. It resembles islands from the Cyclades more than it does the other Dodecanese islands because of its geometric houses, villages and a Venetian castle. There are some lovely beach coves.
The island makes a great getaway if it’s peace and quiet you want. Halki The small island of Halki fits well into tourists packages as a place known for unspoiled territory. It’s difficult to find a hotel room, so you’ll want to plan in advance if you plan to stay. Kalymnos Kalymnos is where the spongefishermen go, and is a busy, working town. Its main port is called Pothia, which has many cafes and even a sponge museum. Resort beaches and other small towns and ports are around the island so you’ll have plenty to see and do during your visit. Several boats leave Pothia to visit neighboring islands such as Pserimos and Nera. From the town of Myrties, you can travel to Telendos by boat. Telendos offers taverns, beaches and rental rooms. Karpathos Karpathos is a traditional island with mountain villages and beautiful 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 other side being rocky. There are some hotels and restaurants in the port town of Pigadia, the capital. Tourism is steady here, but it’s not over-crowded.
The Olympus mountain village is a secluded village where Medieval crafts are made and customs are carried out. The island has an airport, and ferries that depart from Pireaus, and some that go to Crete, Santorini, Rhodes, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Kassos and Halki. Kassos If you enjoy walking, you’ll love the island of Kassos. You’ll be able to walk from village to village, enjoying the traditional Greek lifestyle in a quiet setting. Phry is the main village on the island. There are some beaches and two monasteries. Only two ferry boats come here per week usually, but the island has an airport with flights to Karpathos, Athens and Rhodes. Kastellorizo Kastellorizo is a very small island that’s famous for the film Mediterraneo. Another name for the island is Megisti. It has no beaches, but does have adorable rocky coves where tourists enjoy snorkeling. There are many historic features of the island, especially the fact that it was bombed severely during World War II. Many different types of people have lived here.