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Things to do in Dodecanese Islands

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Other Great Outdoors
“Would you like to know what to see in Bodrum? Enjoy the International Bodrum Ballet Festival at the historical Bodrum Castle, bringing together artists and art lovers to enjoy the history and culture of Bodrum.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Described as "One of the Seven World Wonders of ancient times" It is an inexpensive museum to see the remaining ruins of this building. Must be visited during Bodrum stay ...”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Halikarnas Club , ünü dünyayı dolaşmış olan bir gece kulübüdür , bir çok ünlünün ve turistin uğrak yeridir .”
  • 7 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Ancient amphitheater with stunning view of Bodrum, placed there to be visible from the castle.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in the Greek Quarters in Bodrum, this is definitely the BEST fish restaurant in Bodrum. Serves a fresh selection of fish, seafood and home made Turkish meze”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to eat
“It is a restaurant and at nights it turns out to a bar/club. Might be live performances. Jazz is their style regularly or live concerts. Elite place with good crowd. A little pricey but one of the must go places in Bodrum for night or day.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Coolest hang-out place in Yalikavak. Amazing restaurants, pubs and best luxury boutiques for a splendid shopping experience. A park for your kids is also available on site.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Taverna
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“The most delicious recipes of the Cretan and Santorinian cuisine in a hospitable and relaxing space, reminiscent of an island house porch, and an atmosphere full of the Aegean Sea’s colors and aromas.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Castle
“The Old Town itself with the Palace and the little streets it’s very important monument and hope you will enjoy romantic walks inside the Medieval walls.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lots of history here (Ancient Greek, Medieval and Italian eras). Perfect place to walk up the hill. Great views. Hint: carry some bread or buy corn from the cantine to feed one of the 200 free peacocks! Kids love it!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Unique combination of ancient temple and church.It's been restored and these ancient temples were systematically converted into Christian churches.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Stunning caldera view, fresh Fruit Cocktails and champagne fans, Chic & Sexy crowd and the best soundtrack of the Island!!This is Tango Bar !!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
““Panacea Quadripunctaria” the Latin name of that butterfly! Please stay quiet during the walk in the valley 😌 Butterflies are resting 🦋 P.S:visit monastery on top of the valley and enjoy the extra ordinary view 🌲”
  • 14 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“Take a boat for a day trip from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda or a short one 5' from the village of Plaka”
  • 16 locals recommend
Night Club
“Tanz-Vergnügen der besonderen Art. Der schwimmende Tanzpalast läuft abends auf das offene Meer aus. Bis zu 1'500 Tanz-Begeisterte. Du willst vorzeitig zurück: Ein Wassertaxi ist jederzeit verfügbar. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A fortress, a disease, an island: the Spinalonga. At the entrance of Elounda Bay you will see its impregnable fortress, which in the depths of the centuries have tried many to conquer: Venetians, Ottomans, refugees, rebels. Years later, he was conquered by a disease ... Here, from 1905 to 1957, the lepers of the whole of Greece were housed. A story inspired by Victoria's award-winning historic novel, "The Island". Today, you can still feel the mystery and the history of the rocky island in the atmosphere if you visit it with a boat or even swim.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Located in the Greek Quarters in Bodrum, this is definitely the BEST fish restaurant in Bodrum. Serves a fresh selection of fish, seafood and home made Turkish meze”
  • 6 locals recommend
Taverna
“The most delicious recipes of the Cretan and Santorinian cuisine in a hospitable and relaxing space, reminiscent of an island house porch, and an atmosphere full of the Aegean Sea’s colors and aromas.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Fish Taverna
“A restaurant with amazing seafood and a menu which is based on local products and greek cuisine.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Stunning view for sunset -exceptional place- must visit!! Reservation required especially on weekends Coctails/ Dinner ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Meze Restaurant
“Nice place to have a coffee in the morning with a traditional cheese pie, an ouzo with some meze or delicious food with a glass of wine. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Spilia is restaurant taking place inside a cave! It’s a unique place where you can eat some of the best seafood and fishes on the island!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fine dinning experience by a very creative and well awarded chef! It is located in Pyrgos village, which has a long history and is worth visiting. Website: www.selene.gr”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It is located in one of the most beautiful beaches of the island. You can visit it for swimming, lunch, dinner or just for a drink at the lounge bar. I recommend to try sushi menu.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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