Dodecanese Islands

Dodecanese Islands

St Paul's Bay, Rhodes, Greece

My Rhodes – Greece experience

***Updated September 2017*** I've written about Rhodes before and have been fortunate enough to explore it for my work with Rough Guides. It's a beautiful island, the largest in the Dodecanese chain of Greek islands (the Greek Islands...
Karpathos, Greece.

Things to do on Karpathos island – Greece

**Updated September 2017** **This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** Where is Karpathos? Located in the south east Aegean sea, Karpathos is the second largest Dodecanese island in Greece, after Rhodes.  Did you know,...
Karpathos island - Greece

Where to stay on Karpathos island

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** I recently wrote a post about things to do on the beautiful Greek island of Karpathos, in the Dodecanese chain of islands.  But obviously if...
Come and visit Astypalea Island in the Dodecanese chain of Islands, Greece - LifeBeyondBordersBlog

The lesser known Greek island of Astypalea

**This post contains affiliate links. For more info, see here.** As part of my research for the guidebook company Rough Guides, I am lucky to be able to discover places off the beaten track.  One...
Restaurant-Floating-on-the-Lagoon Grecotel Kos Thalasso Spa © Grecotel

Grecotel Kos Imperial Thalasso

Having travelled a fair bit around the Greek islands (and further afield), when having the opportunity to stay in luxury, I'd primarily stayed in small boutique hotels. I'd always been of the opinion that...
The pretty harbour of Kastellorizo island - Greece

The Sculptor of Kastellorizo – Greece

I'd travelled to Kastellorizo before for Rough Guides, and written about it here. In the post, I described why I wasn't too keen on the island, despite it being aesthetically beautiful.  Well, after my...
Symi Harbour - Symi Island - Greece

Symi Thea Hotel – Symi Island – Greece

Back in 2014, when I first started researching for Rough Guides, I had the opportunity to visit Symi, a small island with a lot of Venetian and Neoclassical architecture, in the Dodecanese chain of Greek...
Lindian Village - Rhodes - Greece

Lindian Village – Rhodes – Greece

Followers of my site will know that I am a big fan of the Dodecanese islands in Greece, especially Rhodes. Most of my posts written about Rhodes have tended to concentrated on the Old Town....

Stop Press! On The Road Again

**This post includes affiliates links.  For more info, see here.** Hello everyone! Just a short note to let you all know that you'll not see a lot from me for the next few weeks - at...
Kos Castle

Knight’s Castle on Kos, Greece

**This post includes affiliate links.  For more info, see here.** When I visited Kos before, I wrote a post about things you can see and do on this large Dodecanese island.  I hadn't had the...
In Camera Art Boutique Hotel - Rhodes Old Town

In Camera Art Boutique Hotel – Rhodes, Greece

Most of you will have heard of Rhodes Island, Greece.  And followers of my blog will know that I blog about it frequently, mainly because I travel regularly to the chain of islands that...
Halki Island

Halkis Muses – Luxury on Halki Island, Greece

I'd visited Halki back in 2014 when I was updating the new, current edition of the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands.  I wrote about it here and to be honest, because I only...

Top attractions (and alternatives) on Kos island, Greece

Located in the Dodecanese chain of islands—at its shortest point only 4km from the Turkish coast—after Rhodes, Kos is the second most popular holiday island.   Why? Because of its magnificent stretches of beaches and...

Luxury in Rhodes – Kokkini Porta Rossa

For two Greek Easters, I've been invited to spend my time with Angela and Nikos - owners of boutique hotel Kokkini Porta Rossa - located in the Old Town of Rhodes. Regular followers of my site...

My Ryanair Experience

I recently visited Rhodes in the Dodecanese chain of islands in Greece.  The fantastic Aegean Airlines flies domestically on these routes, but Ryanair has recently opened a new hub in Athens serving Thessaloniki (in...

Leros – Dodecanese

As part of my research for the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands, one of the islands I visited in the Dodecanese chain was Leros. It takes about eleven hours to reach Leros by ferry...

Patmos – Dodecanese

Patmos is renowned for the Apocalypse of St. John. It’s a popular tourist destination for religious groups and cruise ships alike. I found my Saint, but his name was Panagos. He was located in...

Kalymnos – Dodecanese

Depending on which boat you catch from Rhodes, Kalymnos is between two and five hours away.  Apparently, Kalymnos is the wealthiest island in the Dodecanese chain, and one of the most wealthiest overall in...

Nisyros – Dodecanese

I loved Nisyros!  Why?  Because it was, to me, what a traditional Greek island should be: tiny winding streets, friendly locals, rustic buildings. People go to Nisyros to see the volcano, the whole island is built...

Tilos – Dodecanese

There’s not a lot I feel I can say about Tilos really. It has the main port town, Livadhia…then the Hora, about 20 mins drive uphill. And that’s about it.  That, and the fact...

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