Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese, with its famous medieval city, the village of Lindos with its Acropolis and the valley of the butterflies.
Rhodes is the largest medieval town in Europe. It was the knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem who left a deeper trace and built the walled city that still survives.
As soon as you enter through the Freedom Gate it becomes evident that the old town of Rhodes is a mosaic of different cultures and civilizations and getting lost in its labyrinthine alleys is like going back in time and exploring twenty-four centuries of history.
Kos is known for being the island of Hipocrates, the father of medicine. Within Kos city we can find numerous archaeological remains such as the Ancient Agora, the Portico or the sanctuary of Aphrodite or others still in the process of recovery that includes Roman baths, the Roman house and the Odeón among many others. Also numerous Byzantine and Paleochristian churches. In Kos you will find abundant beaches such as Mastichari, Camel and Agios Fokas beach.
Both islands are within easy reach of the Turkish coast, which makes them ideal for day trips to Turkey.