Island hopping Dodecanese islands in Greece

Here at the specialist since 1988 island hopping Dodecanese individually and flexibly combine according to your own needs.

Individual island hopping Dodecanese Greece is best booked with a specialist with experience in Greece travel. Don’t fancy crowded beaches and lots of people in noisy places? On the trail of a way of life with living traditions on kilometre-long island beaches. In the south-eastern Aegean Sea, in the sunniest part of Greece, lies the archipelago of the Dodecanese, once made up of twelve main islands and numerous smaller ones, each with its own distinctive character.

Decide for one of the 3 selection areas

Now create your own individual tour. Click on the islands of your choice on the button with the relevant colour.
Kos | Kalymnos | Leros | Patmos 
Combine these islands flexibly with each other
Rhodos | Symi | Chalki | Tilos 
create a tour in flexible combination
Rhodos | Astypalea | Symi | Tilos | Kos | Kalymnos 
Combine these Dodecanese islands individually
Island hopping Dodecanese Kos Kalymnos Leros Patmos Select Island hopping south dodecanese Rhodes Symi Tilosplan an island combination on the dodecanese islands 
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Example tours blue
If you too are wondering:
Which Dodecanese islands, which beaches, which regions?

For island hopping Dodecanese islands note the most popular and recommended combinations:

Outbound flight Kos, onward to Kalymnos, Leros, Patmos, return flight from Kos.

  • Almost untouched coasts and lush green mountain formations
  • Exceptional sandy beaches and Mediterranean evenings on 4 islands
  • Apocalypse on Patmos and the imposing fortresses of the Knights of St. John

Combine island hopping with berth Charter
Roundtrip flight to Kos, week of sailing, bathing days in Kos and/or Kalymnos

  • Experience the richness of contrasts of landscapes, cultures and people
  • First sailing, then island days on one or more islands
  • Saturday from Kos, from April to November

Choose what is important to you: please click on the blue button and mix personal tour.


Click and add hotels according to your own needs
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When you also asked yourself:
Which Dodecanese islands, which beaches should I visit?

Well, read here a popular island combination

Round Trip Rhodes, Symi, Tilos, Halki, Rhodes

  • Natural beauty Tilos of the dwarf elephants and Symi with picturesque scenery
  • Chalki with Mediterranean joie de vivre Away from large crowds of visitors
  • Combining the historical old town of Rhodes and beautiful bathing days

Combine island hopping with sailing
Outbound flight Kos/Return flight Rhodes, sailing week, bathing days on Symi and/or Rhodes

  • Experience the contrast of landscapes, cultures and people
  • First sailing along, then island days on one or more islands
  • Saturday from Kos, from April to November

Start planning your personal tour. By clicking on the green button


Choose the hotels of your choice for this Dodecanese combination
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If you also ask here:
Which Dodecanese islands are interesting to see here?

Note the most popular and recommended combinations with flexible length of stay:

Outbound Kos/Return Rhodes, Kos, Kalymnos, Symi, Rhodes.
(or vice versa)

  • Long sandy beaches with interesting testimonies of an eventful history
  • Regional culture, lively traditions & friendly islanders
  • A multifaceted island world with varied coasts

Combine island hopping with sailing (berth Charter)
Outbound flight Kos/Return flight Kos or Rhodes, sailing week, Kos and/or Rhodes 

  • Discover natural beautiful landscapes and people with traditional cultures
  • Depending on arrival plan sailing with island days on one or two islands
  • Sailing every Saturday from Kos/Rhodes, from April to November

Choose what you value: Start with a click on the red button


Click and attach hotels based on your own preferences

The most popular tour for island hopping Dodecanese islands: Rhodes | Symi | Kalymnos | Kos

On the tracks of the lifestyle with lively traditions on endless beaches

In case you are not yet familiar with Dodecanese or mix island hopping for the first time:

Create your own tour without any obligations: All you need to do here is choose hotels according to your own needs. Island hopping will introduce you to picturesque and traditional islands around Rhodes and Kos. Decide what you like best and mix the hotels you want with days for relaxing, swimming and events in the Dodecanese.

IMPORTANT: Before clicking on “Start hotel selection” below, please read some important tips that will help you mix your tour:

  • By clicking on “Start hotel selection” opens a tour we prepared
  • First, enter the mandatory data (room and number of travelers), the respective arrival date and the nights on all islands/regions prepared by us (not the list to be seen, but the date entries for the individual islands/regions regulate the order of your tour). You can check availability for all islands/regions at once or individually.
  • You have the possibility to view individual room categories in different price classes (conditions can be viewed). Here I always recommend to use the flexible rates. To the hotels already listed by me, can by click on “More hotels | …” to each island/region still additional on the selection list load (With the room selection, first the hotel and then only the room/price category mark).
  • At the end, click on “Complete tour | Last details” to get more information, fill in and send.
  • IMPORTANT If your selection is available at the indicated price, then it will be firmly and bindingly booked by us. The price listed there will be the final price including all service and consulting fees from/to your departure airport.

    Create your own tour: Get more information about ‚Popular island combinations‘ or directly click on ‚Request‘ to mix your personal tour.

    Start hotel selection for the islands of Kos, Kalymnos, Symi and Rhodes

    What offer islands of Dodecanese?

    (For information about each island, please, click on each picture or numeration down.)

    Dodecanese Islands

    Dodecanese Islands
    Dodecanese Islands

    Background

    In the South East of the Aegean, the sunniest part of Greece, is located the island group of Dodecanese. It consists of 12 main islands and numerous smaller islands. Each of them has its own unmistakable character. For island hopping there are charming sand beaches, hidden bays, excavation sites of big historical importance, gorgeous Byzantine and medieval monuments, traditional settlements and architectural memorials from the time of Italian mastery. All of these made Dodecanese one of the most popular travel destinations in Mediterranean area. The two biggest islands Rhodes and Kos are at the same time the most well-known, whereas Patmos, Leros, Simi and Kalimnos have preserved its traditional character, despite the increasing number of tourists. The rich history of Dodecanese begins many centuries ago. The pirate attacks, reign of St. John, Turks and Italians and finally the reunion with Greece in 1948.

    Culture

    A trip to Dodecanese is like a hike through the history, myths and legends that are alive until today. Walk on Ritter Street in the medieval city center in Rhodes. You will be overtaken by the feeling as if you suddenly met a knight. During a trip to Kos you can meet Asclepius, the God of medicine. The neoclassical settlements on Simi and Chalky remind living paintings, just like on Castellorizo, which is at the border of Europe. Every island is the expression of architectural inspiration. Culture plays a leading role on each island with many festivals and cultural events that are held on the highest level and can satisfy the most demanding guests. We are pleased to welcome our guests. You will get to know very valuable cultural traditions which appeared from a mixture of different civilizations that met on these islands.

    Religion

    The visitors of Dodecanese are seized with views and special impressions and would like to get to know and investigate inestimable value of culture and history of the islands. Everyone who would like to discover and follow the traces of Apostle Paulus can gain here experience for life. You can see the secret magic of the Revelation of St. John, “Jerusalem of the Mediterranean”. Also you can admire the Bell Tower, as an example of big architectural mastery, which is located on the main square of the village. Because of impressive appearance, the churches are promoted to be the cultural heritage. Near the Orthodox Church, there are Catholic Church and further the Muslim mosque and Jewish synagogue. A little bit high in the mountain slopes of the island are located the chapels, so that the melodies of Byzantine music could be heard, as in religious tradition. A wandering visitor, who is looking for special and beautiful places with thousand year’s old history, will find here hospitable and attractive surroundings.

    Sport

    The Dodecanese welcome brave explorers who are dreaming to combine vacation with breathtaking adventures. The wild beauty of the rocks in Dodecanese and the mysterious depth of the sea are a real challenge for travelers. Climbing the sharp mountains, diving in depth of the sea with long forgotten wrecks and by the north wind strengthened waves motivates visitors of our island to challenge and conquer the power of nature. The organized climbing and diving facilities together with endless beaches attract followers of these sports from all over the world. On the other side of our islands there is more “action”, where you can find new friends. The islands of Dodecanese are a place of unique beauty and hidden secrets that are waiting for romantic and brave visitors.

    Products and handicraft

    This field can be proud for its folk culture that is obvious on every island and in every village in Dodecanese. The wealth of the island is produced masterfully and passionately by artists. The passion for art can be seen in paved valleys of medieval city on Rhodes, where every paving stone (called “chochlaki”) is artfully fitted in. In the same way are our traditional settlements on small islands artfully restored and well-kept on Chalky, Castellorizo and Simi as well as manor houses on Kalimnos, Patmos and Karpathos. Even now by building “modern” houses a bricklayer becomes a folk artist and carves stones to preserve the architectural local character. Despite the modern time and new technology, some shipbuilders, bell makers, icon painters and leather molders still exist and pass on their knowledge of art to young colleagues. The textile and ceramics items in the household of our islands are small works of arts for our visitors, and also memories of our traditional life. Our folksy culture is alive and, as a part of our modern everyday life, represents authentic and permanent identity of our islands in the Aegean.

    The Dodecanese islands in Greece are: Rhodes, Kos, Kalimnos, Karpathos, Leros, Patmos, Simi, Tilos, Nisiros, Chalki, Kassos, Astipalea, Castellorizo, Lipsi, Agathonisi.