A roundtrip is the ideal way to get to know a country. A country like Greece with aal of its islands can only be discovered by island hopping. From one island you sail by ferry to the next island. Not only the islands are all special, the voyages in the ferry's add charm to the island hopping as well.
East of the Cyclades, near the Turkish coast lies the archipelago of the Dodecanese. Dodecanese literaly means 12 islands but actually this archipelago comprises of several islands more. Only since 1948 those islands officialy belong back to Greece. There have always been other rulers, the last were the Italians. You can clearly see this in the architecture of some of the islands. Despite all these foreign influences, the islands are real Greek.
The Dodecanese have a strong attraction to its visitors because of the healthy climate, the sun and the clear sea.
Touristwise Rhodes and Kos are the most developed islands. Patmos follows after with many religious visitors. Islands like Leros, Kalymnos and Symi are less developed.
You can completely build your own trip or change one of our sample trips.
During this trip you will visit five islands in two weeks time. You will visit the volcano crater of Nisyros, the sponge island of Kalymnos, the Italian-style island of Leros, the beautiful monastery on Patmos and end on the beaches of Kos.More info
During this tour you will visit the tiny island of Lipsi, John's monastery on Patmos, the Italian-style island of Leros, the climbing island of Kalymnos, and ends by relaxing on the beaches of Kos.More info