Rhodes and the Dodecanese

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  • 1. Acropolis of Lindos


    A 15-minute climb (please don't ride a donkey), from the village center up to the Acropolis of Lindos leads past a gauntlet of Lindian women...Read More

  • 2. Archaeological Museum


    The island's archaeological museum houses Hellenistic and Roman sculpture by Koan artists, much of it unearthed by Italians during their tenure...Read More

  • 3. Asklepieion


    Hippocrates began to teach the art of healing on Kos in the 5th century BC, attracting health seekers to the island almost up to the time of...Read More

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  • 4. Eleousa Ghost Village

    Ghost Town

    Drive west of Epta Piges and you'll come to the ghost village of Eleousa (formerly Campochiaro), one of many follies built under Italian rule...Read More

  • 5. Monastery of St. John the Theologian

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On its high perch at the top of Chora, the Monastery of St. John the Theologian is one of the world's best-preserved fortified medieval monastic...Read More

  • 6. Monastery of Taxiarchis Michael Panormitis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The main reason to venture to the atypically green, pine-covered hills surrounding the little Gulf of Panormitis is to visit this unexpectedly...Read More

  • 7. Monolithos


    The medieval fortress of Monolithos—so named for the jutting, 750-foot monolith on which it is constructed—was built by the Knights of St. John...Read More

  • 8. Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes

    Old Town | Castle/Palace

    This grand building, with its fairy-tale towers, crenellated ramparts, and more than 150 rooms, crowns the top of the Street of Knights and...Read More

  • 9. Palio Pyli


    The spectacular ruins of a Byzantine-era castle and the settlement that once surrounded it crown the wooded hilltop of the impossibly steep...Read More

  • 10. Thermes Kallitheas

    Hot Spring

    As you travel south along the east coast, a strange sight meets you: an assemblage of buildings that look as if they have been transplanted...Read More

  • 11. Aghios Giorgos


    The half-hour boat trip down the rugged east coast of the island from Pedi Bay is part of the pleasure of an excursion to this beautiful strip...Read More

  • 12. Aghios Nikolas


    Accessible by water taxi from Chialos, the alternative way is to walk, taking the 1 km-long (600 yards) rough path leading east of Pedi Bay...Read More

  • 13. Agora and Harbor Ruins


    Excavations by Italian and Greek archaeologists have revealed ancient agora and harbor ruins that date from the 4th century BC through Roman...Read More

  • 14. Archaeological Museum of Rhodes


    The Hospital of the Knights (now the island's archaeological museum) was completed in 1489 and surrounds a Byzantine courtyard, off which are...Read More

  • 15. Archaeological Museum of Symi


    The Archaeological Museum, housed amid a daze of twisting back lanes, is divided into two sections. The upper display spreads a trio of rooms...Read More

  • 16. Ayios Stefanos Beach


    A chunk of beautiful Ayios Stefanos Beach, just north of Kefalos, is now occupied by the newly built Ikos Aria (formerly the old Club Med);...Read More

  • 17. Casa Romana


    The Roman House is a lavish restoration of a 3rd-century Roman mansion, with 40 rooms grouped around three atriums. It was likely partially...Read More

  • 18. Castle of Antimacheia


    The thick, well-preserved walls of this 14th-century fortress look out over the sweeping Aegean and Kos's green interior. Antimacheia was another...Read More

  • 19. Castle of the Knights


    Built by the Knights of St. John in the 15th century and taken by the Turks in 1522 (with the rest of the knights' Dodecanese holdings), the...Read More

  • 20. Church of Ayhios Ioannis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church built in 1838 incorporates in its walls fragments of ancient blocks from a temple that apparently stood on this site and is surrounded...Read More

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