The most distant island chain from mainland Greece, the islands of the Dodecanese are strung out along the aquamarine waters of the Aegean Sea.
Due to their occupation by the Turks and then the Italians, these islands share a unique architectural heritage of castles, minarets, and Art Deco buildings from the Mussolini era, combined with a beguiling mix of sea, mountain and meadow. The close proximity of the islands make them perfect for island hopping, creating a vacation packed with diversity and adventure.
Experience breath-taking rock-climbing in Kalymnos on one of the 2,000 routes on offer and take in the spectacular views when you reach the top. Explore the wild, mountainous and dramatically beautiful Karpathos before moving on to the lush and tropical Kos, birthplace of Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) that offers vibrant nightlife and cosmopolitan lifestyle. The well-preserved medieval city of Rhodes abounds with tiny, traditional villages, bustling high-rise cities and coastlines full of golden sand beaches that have long attracted a glamorous clientele and yachting enthusiasts. The charming and tranquil island of Simi boasts a brilliant coastline of over 84km and a medley of hidden coves and superb beaches waiting to be discovered whilst a handful of premier restaurants and elegant bars come to life when the sun goes down. From the cosmopolitan to the arty, the Dodecanese are a serene yet chic island group that alone are worthy of a two-week cruise.
- Enjoy world-class conditions for windsurfing in southern Karpathos.
- Take a walk down an undeveloped pebble beach in the picturesque Potami Gorge.
- Dive into the stunning underwater world off the coastline of Rhodes.
- Enjoy some of the delicious fresh seafood caught that morning and prepared by your chef.
- Eat breakfast al fresco and take in the beautiful views of the marina in Kos.
- One of the most famous medieval festivals in Greece, the Sound and Light Festival, held every spring.