Day 1-Kos Island – Kalymnos Island
Located very close to the coasts of Turkey, Kos island is the second most popular island of Dodecanese, after Rhodes. Due to its large size, Kos Greece keeps a balance in tourism development. Some spots are very organized, while others are almost secluded and away from mass tourism. Kos Town is a mixture of Venetian and Ottoman architecture with interesting sightseeings, such as a Medieval Castle, an Ancient Agora, a Roman Odeon and of course the famous Asklepieion, an ancient healing centre, in short distance from the Town and great place to visit in your Kos holidays. The most tourist places are located on the southern side of the island, including Kardamena and Kefalos. This is where visitors can find large golden beaches with crystal water.
Kalymnos is located on the northern side of Dodecanese and close to the Turkish coasts. This island distinguishes for the wild rocky mountains, which is why it has developed as a rock climbing destination over the last years. In fact, an International Climbing Festival takes place in Kalymnos island every September. In the past, the locals used to make their living from sponge fishing. Although this activity has declined today, there are many sponge sellers at the beachfront of Pothia, the capital of the island. The beach resorts in Kalymnos Greece are nice and relaxing, while during your Kalymnos holidays you should not miss a day trip to the small island of Telendos, a popular nudist destination.
Day 2 – Leros Island
A small island of Dodecanese, Leros is located between Patmos and Kalymnos. In fact, holidays in Leros can be easily combined with trips to Patmos, Kalymnos and Lipsi. According to mythology, Leros island was where goddess Artemis would go for hunting, as it had a rich population in deer. The long history of Leros Greece is depicted in the many sights around the island, such as the Medieval Castle and the interesting museums. Alinda and Agia Marina are the most tourist places on the island, while a drive around the island will bring visitors to relaxing, crystal beaches. Over the last years, the island is developing as a diving destination due to the many ancient shipwrecks that have been found in the surrounding sea.
Day 3 - Agathonisi Island
Agathonísi is a small Greek island and municipality located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese The island is also locally known as Gaidaro ("Donkey"), Agathonisi is quiet and peaceful with only donkeys and roosters to wake you up in the morning, since it is almost traffic free. The islanders live mainly off fishing .The locals have often gone through hardships because of poverty and isolation, but they are warm and friendly and will try to make you feel at home as soon as you arrive. Agathonisi is the northernmost islet of the Dodecanese complex. Its name predisposes you for the tranquillity and the calm prevailing in it. The area of Katholiko is a fishing refuge with fish cultures. Its highest land peak is Dendra, 209 metres. The dismemberment of the island by the sea is impressive. Beautiful leeward bays are formed such as Cochlia, Aghios Gheorghios, Poros, and Maistros with their corresponding small caps. Agathonisi extends over a surface of approximately 14 square kilometres, has a coastline of 32 km and numbers 158 inhabitants mainly occupied with livestock and fishing, fish farming and tourism.
Day 4 – Patmos Island
A place with intense spiritual character, Patmos in Greece is mostly famous as the island of Apocalypse. According to tradition, it was in a cave in Patmos island that Saint John the Divine was inspired the Book of Apocalypse. This is why there is a large Monastery of Saint John above Chora, the capital of the island. This monastery is surrounded by strong walls and looks like a fortress. Chora is a great place to walk around the paved paths and enjoy a view to the Aegean Sea. The most tourist place of Patmos island is Skala, while relaxing beaches are found all over the island. Holidays in Patmos can be combined with Leros, as the distance between the two islands is very short.
Day 5 – Kalymnos island
alymnos is located on the northern side of Dodecanese and close to the Turkish coasts. This island distinguishes for the wild rocky mountains, which is why it has developed as a rock climbing destination over the last years. In fact, an International Climbing Festival takes place in Kalymnos island every September. In the past, the locals used to make their living from sponge fishing. Although this activity has declined today, there are many sponge sellers at the beachfront of Pothia, the capital of the island. The beach resorts in Kalymnos Greece are nice and relaxing, while during your Kalymnos holidays you should not miss a day trip to the small island of Telendos, a popular nudist destination.
Day 6 – Nisyros Island
A small island of Dodecanese, Nisyros is not developed in tourism and remains a peaceful, alternative destination. With few tourist facilities, this is the ideal place for total calmness and privacy. Nisyros island is mostly famous for its still active volcano that is found in the center of the island, the youngest volcano in Greece. Mandraki and Nikia are the most picturesque villages in Nisyros Greece, with traditional architecture and great views. The beaches are clean and due to the limited visitors they have a relaxing atmosphere. The island can be visited for holidays or as a day trip from Kos. Also holidays in Nisyos can be easily combined with other islands of Dodecanese, as there is daily ferry transportation in summer.
Day 7 - Cos
Black Island (Karaada) is located around 5 km away from Bodrum and is renowned for the immense healing power of its sulphurous waters and mud baths. The hot water and mud from the cave is believed to restore beauty and health. The hot water has a temperature of about 29-32 degrees and flows into the sea. Here you will have the opportunity of swimming in hot waters and take a mud bath.
Day 8 – Kos
We will leave the boat by 10:30 after breakfast.