Landmarks in Dodecanese


You’ll be astounded by this beautiful mansion which was built in 1625 by craftsmen from Asia Minor and is now a museum. Admire Patmos’ traditional architecture with vaulted ceilings in an open ground floor swept by stunning arches.
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Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods
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Founded in 1713 by Makarios Kalogeras, a native of Patmos who had studied at Constantinople’s Seminary, the Patmiada Seminary became a beacon for theologians and scholars in the region.
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Admire these stunning 16thC stone windmills that have been completely restored to their former glory. Not only is the interior now perfectly redone, but they’re all functional.
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This beautiful stone bridge lined by centuries’ old palm trees crosses what used to be a moat as it links the town to the Castle of the Knights of the Order of St. John.
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Household utensils and agricultural tools are on display in this replica of a tradition home while keeping the unique layout of the homes in Kos, where bedrooms were part of the formal living room.
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Built in 1786 by the local Ottoman commander, the masonry incorporated ancient archaeological artifacts. You’ll find a beautiful minaret close by as well as a white marble fountain where worshippers wash their feet before prayers.
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Believed to be planted by Hippocrates himself 2500 years ago, it’s the oldest tree in Europe and boasts a 14-meter trunk in diameter. The father of Western medicine also taught his students in the shade of this beautiful plane tree, in the center of Kos.
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This was once a Byzantine monastery that was ceded to the Franciscan monks in 1457.
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Hugged by a beautiful pine forest, this Jewish cemetery boasts beautiful craftsmanship.
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This unique rock formation looks like a stone fortress guarding the cove.
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The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.
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This was formerly a large Byzantine church with a high dome, it is located in a side street of Agios Fanouris.
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Built in 1531 and refurbished in 1928, it is on Sophocles Street.
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Regarded as one of the most important Turkish buildings and is a heavily decorated mosque. It contains the sarcophagus of Redjeb Pasha and is located behind the St Fanouris church.
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Built soon after the Turks occupied the city of Rhodes in 1522 on the site of the destroyed Christian Church of the Apostles. It was refurbished in 1808.
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Built in the late 1700s by a high-ranking official of the Ottoman Empire, its most striking feature is a beautiful dome at the center of the structure.
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This lush pine forest full of friendly peacocks accustomed to humans is an ideal spot for a walk. It’s a favorite location amongst local photographers as well.
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Explore this family-run shipyard that was founded in 1910 and which is one of the only surviving shipyards in Greece. The owners and employees are always eager to give tours and answer all your questions about Kalymnos’ seafaring history and its future. And of course they’ll regale you with stories of their own.
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This windmill, originally owned by a priest, is the only working windmill that remains standing in the Dodecanese. Built over 160 years ago, you’ll still see the windmill’s traditional layout over 3 floors.
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These 1920s Italian-crafted fountains offer visitors spring water of the highest quality.
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These three stone windmills tower over visitors, are well-preserved, and almost blend into the mountainside behind them.
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This mosque belonged to the Turkish garrison, and lies at the corner of Socrates and Agios Fanouris streets in Downtown Rhodes.
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Visit this stunning building and admire the imposing Venetian architecture.
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Not only will you be able to tour a replica of a traditional Kos home, you’ll be able to admire artifacts ranging from musical instruments to local costumes as well.
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