Saturated with a rich, fascinating history, the Dodecanese Islands are made up of twelve large islands and 150 smaller isles. Castles and cathedrals are scattered across the landscapes, telling the tales of eons past. Some structures are dated back to ancient times and others are from when the Byzantine, Ottoman, and Roman Empires tightened their grasp over the islands.
The most famed island of the group is Rhodes, which has played a hugely significant part in Greece’s history. Rhodes has been the central control point for the entire region for millennia.
Be sure to adventure out and explore all of the ancient structures and ruins that can be found on the islands. There are castles from medieval times that are just down the road from buildings boasting modern architecture.
History buffs, head to the WWII cemetery where you can learn about the island’s role in this infamous war.
Taking a ferry is the most scenic and memorable way to get to the islands. Once you’ve arrived, there are smaller boats that can help you island hop. Chartering a boat is a romantic option that opens up new exciting possibilities.