Cyclades & Dodecannese

Moving further away from Athens the endless coastlines of the Central Aegean islands will definitely please and fascinate even the most demanding sailor...

Patmos

"The Jerusalem of the Aegean", where St.. John wrote the Revelation of Apocalypse. The emperor Alexios Komninos built a holy monastery in St. John's honor, which is the landmark of the island. The majestic fortress monastery crowns the hills above the port .It is surrounded by dazzling white, cube like houses.

Lipsi & Agathonisi

A group of islands with beautiful sandy beaches and translucent waters. The hamlet on the natural harbor is composed of spotless white washed houses, tavernas, ouzeri and coffee houses.

Leros

Rolling green hills, deep coves and pretty beaches between small fertile valleys with beautiful white housed villages. Sights: Remains of Byzantine castle

Kalymnos

Mountainous, with two fertile valleys, it is famous as the sponge diver's Island. Blessed with natural attractions such as caves, lovely beaches, unspoiled scenery, multicolored houses, it still keeps up with tradition. Sights: Monasteries, Byzantine museum, churches, thermal springs and therapeutic bathing hotels. Shopping: Sponges. Delicacies. Baklava, Galaktoboureko, syrupy pastries

Tenedos - Pserimos

Tiny islands with clear waters and pretty beaches, inhabited by fishermen. Shopping: Fresh fish

Kos

Hippocrates' birthplace, Kos blends ancient atmosphere with modern life and is a wealthy island with ideal sandy beaches. Sights: Archaeological finds, Crusader and Byzantine castles, Museums. Shopping: ceramics, antiquity effigies

Astypalea

A mountainous island, with an indented coastline concealing numerous delightful coves, it resembles two islands joined by a ribbon of land only 105 meters wide. The main village is built up the side of a steep hill and presided over by the massive, austere remains of a Venetian castle. A row of windmills and closely packed white cube houses follow the contours of the hill in an unbroken band down to the sea. Sights:, Venetian castle, churches, windmills

Nisyros

Volcanic, dark and picturesque, this island is contrasted by the whiteness of its houses and the bright colors of their doors and windows. Charming villages perch on the crest of the hills above crystal waters and lovely beaches. Sights: Castles, churches and traditional houses

Tilos

This small island captures the imagination of visitors because a prehistoric dwarf elephant once lived there - Beautiful beaches, monasteries and the ancient town within the capitol will amaze visitors.

Symi

Small green valleys punctuate the steep and rocky island with beaches indented by little coves. Cultural sights: Byzantine Monastery, museum, mansions, architecture.

Halki

Has been a wealthy island since antiquity, judging from the coins found here. Visitors will be amazed by the stone houses built in tiers like an amphitheatre, the medieval castle occupying the site of the ancient acropolis and the wonderful beaches. Gained fame from the Lady of Ro, who raised the Greek flag every morning for 40 years until she passed away.

Rhodes

Splendid beaches, varied vegetation, numerous cultural sites, and the largest medieval and ancient town make Rhodes undoubtedly the most attractive of the Dodecaneses islands. Sights: Castle of the Grand Masters, the Valley of the Butterflies, temples, centuries-old houses, the famous town of Lindos

Karpathos

A mountainous island, with most settlements on the relatively flat south side. Modern architecture is combined with traditional style in both the exterior and interior of the houses. Villages that have been inhabited since the 10'h century, help make citizens take pride in maintaining their traditions. The citizens still speak a dialect that contains several Dorian words and idioms. Sights: Ancient ruins

Megisti & Ro {KASTELORIZO)

Inhabited since prehistoric times, Kastelorizo has areas where Dorian ruins can still be seen. Traditional color and wonderful beaches abound on both islands.

Kassos

A mountainous island with a steep, rocky coastline and few pleasant beaches. The island established its own merchant fleet and grew rich from trade in the 18'" century. Sights: Churches, caves