Post Tagged with: "Dodecanese"

  • The best place for an exclusive retreat

    Travel Greece September 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm 0 comments

    Patmos, Dodecanese The very long ferry trip from Piraeus (usually docking at 3am) and lack of an airport mean that Patmos is too remote for the faint-hearted or the package tourist; there is little here for the party set, and its beaches are simple. Above all, it has a beautiful […]

     
  • Halki Island

    Greek Islands, Halki July 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

    Halki (alternatively Chalce or Chalki) is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, some 6 km (4 mi) west of Rhodes. Its name originates from the copper [halkos in Greek] mines that used to exist on the island. Since 1983, it has been nominated […]

     
  • Tilos Island

    Greek Islands, Tilos July 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

    Tílos is a small Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, and lies midway between Kos and Rhodes. It has a population of 533 inhabitants (2001 census). Along with the uninhabited offshore islets of Antitilos and Gaidaros, it forms […]

     
  • Leipsoi Islands

    Greek Islands, Leipsoi July 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

    Leipsoi is an island south of Samos and to the north of Leros in Greece. It is well serviced with ferries passing between Patmos and Leros and on the main route for ferries from Piraeus. Lipsi or Lipsous is a small group of islets at the northern part of the […]

     
  • Leros Island

    Greek Islands, Leros July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

    Leros is a Greek island and municipality in the Dodecanese in the southern Aegean Sea. According to mythology, this is the island of Artemis (Diana), the goddess of forests and hunting. The island extends over a surface of 54 km2, its coastline is 71 km long and it has 8,500 […]

     
  • Agathonisi Island

    Agathonisi, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm 0 comments

    Agathonísi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese in Greece. It is surrounded by many smaller islands and is home to two villages, both inland; Megálo Chorió (“Big Village”), and Mikró Chorió (“Small Village”). The island’s only port is the settlement of […]

     
  • Arkoi Island

    Arkoi, Greek Islands July 26, 2011 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

    Arki is a small Greek island which is part of the Dodecanese archipelago. It is situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, close to the Turkish Aegean Coast. The island belongs to the municipality of Patmos, and has a population of 54 inhabitants at the 2001 census. Due to the small […]

     
  • Kasos Island

    Greek Islands, Kasos July 26, 2011 at 9:14 pm 0 comments

    Kasos is a Greek island municipality in the Dodecanese. It is the southernmost island in the Aegean Sea, and is part of the Karpathos peripheral unit. As of 2001, its population was 990. It can be reached by ferry via Piraeus, Crete (Siteia, Aghios Nikolaos), Rhodes, Halki and Karpathos islands […]

     
  • Karpathos Island

    Greek Islands, Karpathos July 25, 2011 at 4:05 pm 0 comments

    Karpathos is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Together with the neighboring smaller Saria Island it forms the municipality Karpathos, which is part of the Karpathos peripheral unit. From its remote position Karpathos has preserved many peculiarities of dress, customs and dialect, the […]

     
  • Nisyros Island

    Greek Islands, Nisyros July 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

    Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. Its shape is approximately round, with a diameter of about 8 km (5 mi), and an area of 41.6 km2 […]