Karpathos is a large island located on the southern side of Dodecanese. This is a very special island for holidays. It attracts families with kids looking for relaxing places, romantic couples, hikers and windsurfers. The most characteristic spots of Karpathos island are the exotic beaches: Kyra Panagia and Apella are the two most photographed beaches, while a fantastic place not to miss is the picturesque village of Olympos. Karpathos is also a nice destination for hiking and windsurfing.
Patmos is a small island of Dodecanese with very special character. Apart from the traditional style and the cozy beaches, Patmos is famous around the world as the place where Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation (or else the Apocalypse). Over the last years, Patmos island is a popular stop for cruise liners in the Aegean Sea with thousands of people coming to see the Cave of the Apocalypse and the Monastery of Saint John. The capital town of Patmos is Chora, while the most tourist place and port town is Skala.
Kalymnos is among the most special islands of Greece. With sleepy seaside villages and lovely beaches, Kalymnos is a favorite destination for families with kids and people who need a quiet place to unwind. Most of all, Kalymnos stands out for the wild landscape and the huge rocky mountain in the centre of the island. This is why it attracts many rock climbers from all over the world. The neighboring island of Telendos is also worth a visit to swim in isolate beaches, usually frequented by naturists.
Leros is a small island of Dodecanese, geographically located close to other Greek island destinations such as Kalymnos, Patmos and Kos. Leros island provides a calm destination for family holidays and is also convenient for day trips or island hopping. Alinda, Agia Marina and Lakki are among the best places to stay in Leros, while interesting sightseeing includes small chapels and a Medieval Castle with fantastic sea view. Leros can be accessible by ferry or plane from Athens.