By Kim Kavin The view from Phoenix's top deck is spectacular, whether you're crossing open ocean or pulling into one of the small harbors of the Dodecanese Islands. The main harbor at Symi is one of the most beautiful in all of Greece. Day trips in the Dodecanese can include riding motorbikes to a volcanic crater. Touring the old walled city on Rhodes. St. Michael's monastery. The views from within the ancient walled city on the island of Rhodes are architecturally spectacular. It's hard to believe that inside, you'll find jewelry and souvenir shops. The pace of life is slow in the Dodecanese Islands, whether you're meandering past the shops in Rhodes, haggling over some fruit, or stopping to take a cool drink of water.