Attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Kos

Asklepieion

The island’s most important ancient site stands on a pine-covered hill 3km southwest of Kos Town, commanding lovely views across town towards Turkey. A religious sanctuary devoted to Asclepius, the god of healing, i…
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Lindos

Acropolis of Lindos

A steep footpath climbs the 116m-high rock above Lindos to reach the beautifully preserved Acropolis. First walled in the 6th century BC, the clifftop is now enclosed by battlements constructed by the Knights of St …
Top Choice Museum in Rhodes Town

Archaeological Museum

By far the best museum in the Dodecanese, spreading through the 15th-century Knights' Hospital and out into its beautiful and surprisingly wild gardens. Room after room holds magnificently preserved ancient treasure…
Monastery in Symi

Moni Taxiarhou Mihail Panormiti

Near Symi’s southern tip, beyond the scented pine forests of the high interior, spectacular Panormitis Bay is home to this large monastery. Monasteries have stood here since the 5th century, but the present building…
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Western Excavation SIte

This open site, south of the centre, holds fascinating ancient ruins uncovered by the 1933 earthquake. Its real treasures are the mosaics of the House of Europa, dating from the 2nd century AD and protected by rudim…
Volcano in Dodecanese

Nisyros Volcano

There are five craters in the caldera of Greece's only active volcano. A path descends into the largest one, Stefanos, where you can examine the multicoloured fumaroles, listen to their hissing and smell their sulph…
Gallery in Rhodes Town

Modern Greek Art Museum

The main gallery of the Modern Greek Art Museum, near the New Town’s northern tip, holds paintings, engravings and sculptures by Greek artists including Gaitis Giannis, Vasiliou Spiros and Katraki Vaso. Its three ot…
Library in Rhodes Town

Muslim Library

After the Ottomans captured Rhodes in 1522, the Old Town acquired a considerable crop of Muslim monuments, with many churches being converted to mosques. Sadly, this peaceful little library, founded in 1794, is the …
Archaeological Site in Kos Town

Ancient Agora

Exposed by a devastating earthquake in 1933, Kos’s ancient centre, the agora, occupies a vast area south of the castle. Back in the 4th century BC, this was the first town ever laid out in blocks, and you can still …
Architecture in Northeastern Rhodes

Kalithea Thermi

Italian architect Pietro Lombardi constructed this opulent art deco spa, on the site of ancient thermal springs, in 1929. Its dazzling white-domed pavilions, pebble-mosaic courtyards and sweeping sea-view colonnades…