the Islands


Kassos

Kassos

Kassos (Kàssos, Κάσος) is a small rocky island, steeply raising from the Karpathian sea, at the southernmost part of the Dodecanese islands with a population of 1.088 inhabitants. It is 18 km long with a coast long about 55 km and covers a total area of 64 sq. km. It ...


Kastellorizo

Kastellorizo

Kastellorizo (Greek: Καστελλόριζο) or Megisti (Greek: Μεγίστη) is a tiny border island at the most eastern point of Greece, very close to the Turkish coast (3 km). It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands distant about 110 km (68 mi) on the east of Rhodes. The current population ...


Lipsi islands

Lipsi or Lipsoi (Greek: Λειψοί) are a cluster of small, picturesque islands in lying in the southeastern Aegean between the islands of Leros and Patmos. Their collective name is taken from the name of the largest island Lipsi or Lipso.


The Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese islands

The Dodecanese is complex of over 163 Aegean islands and islets, of which only 26 are inhabited, situated at the most eastern part of the Greek Archipelago, at the borders of Europe. You will find here a wonderful blend of architectural styles of eastern and western cultures. The islands have ...


Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

Symi’s Past Life – A Chequered History

Symi, for all its tiny size, has always featured prominently in Greek history and mythology. The first documented inhabitants were the Carians, then the Leleges and after these the Phoenicians, fabled for their great seafaring prowess. The port of Niborios, 2km northwest of Yialos, was once a great commercial centre ...


Monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis

Monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis

No trip to Symi would be complete without a visit to its wonderful monastery of Taxiarchis Michail Panormitis. The monastery is situated on the sea front of the tiny village of Panormitis, on the southern coast, protected by a narrow inlet that opens out into a wide harbour and small, ...