Dodecanese Islands

Dodecanese Islands

My Rhodes – Greece experience

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 are divided...

Top attractions (and alternatives) on Kos

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...

Symi – Dodecanese

Before leaving for Symi, I stayed in Rhodes for a further two nights. Again in the Old Town (can’t get enough of that place), but this time the Hotel Andreas hosted my stay. My bedroom in the...

Halki -Dodecanese

Halki is roughly an hour away by catamaran from Rhodes.  After an early rise and breakfast (which I am not used to, but I can think of worse reasons to get up early), off...

Kastellorizo – Dodecanese

And so to another Dodecanese island, as part of my research for the Rough Guide to the Greek Islands. I travelled from Rhodes to Kastellorizo by ferry.  It took longer than I thought: about three...

Rhodes, Dodecanese

Rhodes—what can I say? Most of you will have heard of it…it’s one of the most visited Greek islands. I arrived by airplane from Karpathos—and received a bit of a culture shock. I left a...

Karpathos – Dodecanese

I am one LUCKY girl!  Yes, I was offered the chance to update the latest Rough Guide edition of Greece & the Greek Islands (due for publication 2015).  So of course I took up...

“Carry on up the Kali Strata” – Author review with James Collins

Review copy of book provided free of charge by author. What is it about Greece? Fans of my site will have heard me asking this question and attempting to answer it here.  Well, James Collins -...

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