The Dodecanese group of Greek islands is located the furthest from the Greek mainland, just off the coast of Turkey.
The group is made up of over a hundred small islands and twelve main islands - from which the Dodecanese name is derived. The largest of the Dodecanese Islands is Rhodes which is one of the most popular tourist destinations of all the Greek islands. Kos Island is the second in popularity, after Rhodes, and sits only a few miles off the coast of Turkey. Other popular islands in the group include Kalymnos which is a favourite destination for those who enjoy rock climbing due to its many limestone rock faces, and Patmos which is a Christian pilgrimage site believed to be where John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation.