Kos known as the island of Hippocrates (father of medicine) and the third largest island in the Dodecanese after Rhodos and Kalymnos. Kos features monuments of enormous historical interest, beautiful weather virtually all year round, sandy beaches accompanied by crystal clear water and a significant tourism infrastructure hosting approximately 800.000 tourists annually. Hippocrates introduced the first hospitals and a health centre to the island, remainders of which can be seen at the Asclepion. The island has always been a renowned wellness and relaxation centre. Group activities and excursions include visiting the Temple of Asklepieios and the various museums that reveal Greece’s heritage. Head to Dikaio for panoramic views and stop off at one of the traditional villages.. Alternatively, a jeep safari provides an excellent way to explore the countryside.
During the last two decades Leros has become a popular destination for alternative tourism as the island offers natural beauties, green landscapes, quiet gentle bays, history, beauty and friendly people. Despite the massive package tourism that have hit many other Greek islands, Leros island has managed to stay ?unpoilt? and keep it’s own traditional character. There is a a great variety of things to see and do and a life of its own quite independent of tourism. Althought it is housing a mental hospital for the most intractable psychiatric cases, an asylum for mentally handicapped children and a military base, Leros, the island of contrasts and harmony is definetely worth the visit!
Patmos island lies between Leros and Ikaria. It is famous for its religious past as one of the Apostles of Jesus, Saint John the Divine, wrote the Book of Revelation (the Apocalypse) during his exile. Its mild climate, the impressive natural beauty, the tourist infrastructure and the beautiful beaches, promise unforgettable vacations. There are two main “cities” on Patmos: Skala, the harbour area and where most of the residents live and Hora (or Chora), the hilltop area dominated by the Byzantine Monastery of St. John build in 1088 to withstand pirate raids.
Rhodes (Rhodos or Rodos in Greek), the largest island of the Dodecanese, is one of the greenest and sunniest islands in Greece with unique scenery, long endless beaches, rich history and very hospitable people. In other words, an ideal place for vacation. Rhodos town is located at the northern part of the island and is divided in two sections: the old and the new town. The old town is walled with well-preserved medieval buildings and streets harking back to the days of the Crusades. With its unique charm, the old town remains a crossroad for many people and civilizations through the years as in every step modern life meets history. The new town, contrary to the old one, is a Mecca of luxury resort lining the island?s picturesque Mandraki Harbour.