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DODEKANESE

October 20, 2008

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The name “Dodekanese” is a combination of two Greek words: “dodeca” meaning “twelve” and “nisi” meaning “island” (plural “nisia”), and because there were twelve islands in that group of island, the Greeks named them “Dodekanisa”. The main islands of the group are: Karpathos, Patmo, Kasos, Astipalaia, Lipsoi, Leros , Kalimnos, Nisiros, Tilos, Halki, Simi, Rhodes, Kos, Kastellorizo and Astipalaia.

Almost every island has its Classical remains, its Crusaders’ Castle, and its traditional villages in a region where eastern and western cultures have wonderfully blended for many centuries. The most popular tourist destinations are Rhodes, Kos and Patmos, while the unspoilt Symi, Halki, Leros and Kalymnos are equally delightful without being crowded. Karpathos, Nisiros, Kastellorizo, Kassos and many other islands of the archipelago are ideal places to experience traditional.

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