Alimnia, Greece: A Hidden Gem in the Greek Dodecanese Islands

Discovering the Dodecanese with Arkadaslik Yachting

Updated: May 23, 2019

All About Alimnia

Alimnia (or Alimia, as it is also called) is a tiny, deserted island located just north of the island of Halki and west of the island of Rhodes in the Dodecanese region of the Greek islands. While technically uninhabited, it's home to a few goatherds and more than a few goats and donkeys.

The island is also home to a beautifully maintained church, the ruins of an ancient castle high atop the island's peak, and more-recent WWII military barracks on the shore - complete with stone outhouse!

The island is only accessible by boat and does not have electricity, Wi-Fi or cellular coverage, making it a perfect "get away" location. Because of it's remoteness, guests visiting the protected bay on the south side of the island are almost guaranteed a peaceful visit, without interruption or distraction. The water in the bay is crystal clear and relatively shallow, lending it a stunning turquoise colour, truly a picturesque and relaxing Blue Cruise destination.

Interesting Trivia: The island was used as the filming location for a "Survivor"-like Belgian reality TV show in 2016. Participants were dropped off without food or supplies and spent 10 days completing various challenges.

Have you had the chance to visit the Greek island of Alimnia? We'd love to hear about your experience and see your photos.