Rhodes and the Dodecanese Travel Guide
Plan Your Rhodes and the Dodecanese Vacation
Wrapped enticingly around the shores of Turkey and Asia Minor, the southernmost group of Greek islands called the Dodecanese (Twelve Islands) lies at the eastern edge of the Aegean Sea. The Dodekánissa archipelago first grabbed the spotlight when Rhodes was colonized by the crusading Knights of the Order of St. John in the 14th century. Today, of course, the Visa-wielding Order of the Holy Camcorder now besieges its famed capital, Ródos town, but happily Kos’s native Hippocrates—father of Western medicine—seems to have immunized many of the inland landscapes of blissfully peaceful Symi and Patmos against tourists.
Rhodes has more hotels per capita than anywhere else in Greece (except for Athens). Most of them are resort or tourist... read more
Throughout the Dodecanese, you can find sophisticated restaurants, as well as simple tavernas serving excellent food. On... read more
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Medieval Magic: As much as sun and sand, the monuments built by the Knights of St. John some 700 years ago are what draw... Read more
The "Twelve Islands" have lured visitors since ancients from around the world came to be healed at the Asklepieion on Kos and medieval... Read more
At the end of the 4th century BC the Rhodians commissioned the sculptor Chares, from Lindos, to create the famous Colossus, a huge bronze... Read more
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