Kasos or Kassos

This is the southern end of the Dodecanese, as if it were to meet Crete by sailing out in the Carpathian Sea. The land is mountainous and rocky with few areas suit­able for agriculture. The visitor to the mountains of the island will find rare wildflowers and bird’s species. As for the varieties of fish, the waters of Kasos are full of the common varieties found in the Aegean and they are of excellent quality.

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Karpathos

This oblong island, third largest in the Dodecanese, possesses incomparable natural beauties and traditions jealously guarded by its inhabitants. The area of Northern Karpathos, which includes the islet of Saria, is comprised of the districts of the Community of Olympus with 104.8 square kms, the former Communities of Mesochorio with 34.8 square kms and Spoa with 17.0 square kms.

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Kalymnos or Kalimnos

This island of barren rock, golden beaches and tiny green valleys owes its fame to its celebrated sponge fishers. This is the main profession for men on the island, and the theme for many local dances and folk songs. Sponge-fishing means a yearly excursion to the seas off the North African coast. Sponge-fishers of Kalymnos leave with their boats every spring.

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Halki (Chalki)

Halki (or Chalki) looks like a part of Rhodes minus the great current of tourism. A mountainous island, it is ideal for those who wish for peaceful holidays. The historical references to Halki are rare. The island has gone through the centuries of history in the shadow of Rhodes and its history can only be deduced in the main only with reference to the history of Rhodes and to the general area of the south eastern Aegean.

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Astypalea or Astypalia

Astypalea, called Ichthyoessa (Island of the Fish) by the ancients for its rich fisheries, resembles two islands linked by a natural bridge. The island is situated west of Nysiros and east of Anaphi. It has an area of 97 square km and a coastline of 110 km with predominantly rocky ground. It is however extremely rich in coastal formations with many natural harbors, bays and numerous islets.

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