The Dodecanese: Island hoppers Dream - Shades of Blue Yachting

The Dodecanese: Island hoppers Dream

An island chain made for hopping

It takes just one step on holiday to start the process of discovery. So, what if that step becomes a hop? And then another? Welcome to the Dodecanese, a cluster of magical islands in the South Aegean simply made for hopping. Some you will have heard of (Rhodes and Kos, most likely) while others are just as rich in history and natural beauty but less well-known. And certainly less well-travelled.

Travel through time on Rhodes

Our island-hopping journey begins on Rhodes. But whether you’re heading towards the future or the past is up to you – for Rhodes has the ability to propel you in either direction with equal ease.

Just to stand within the walls of the Old Town is to instantly be transported to a world of medieval knights and chivalry, protected for the last 30 years as an UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Landmarks with the most imposing of names – the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights among them – are brought to life with cobblestones and coats of arms. Or perhaps you’re at Lindos, on the eastern coast, where a lofty acropolis offers circular views, not just of the Aegean but of a landscape spanning 2,400 years of ancient Greek, Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman history.

But so too can Rhodes propel you forward. Modern hotels and amenities are testament to its status as the largest of the Dodecanese islands, as are its facilities for onward travel. So it’s off to the airport or port we head.


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