Kos Itinerary 1

Itinerary

Day 1 - Kos Marina

Kos is the third biggest island in the archipelago, and the second most prominent, after Rhodes. Absorbed in history and vestiges, following a couple of hours of meandering the Asklepion (Hippocrates' old sanatorium) and Kos town's fortification, you will find the ancient Corinthian columns that lie on the roadside under the weeds almost mundane. The marina is built for yachts only, and you shouldn’t confuse it for the ferry port located a little ways to the north of it.

Day 2 - Vathi (Kalymnos Island)

Kalymnos separates itself from different islands on account of its unique architecture, age-old tradition of sponge diving and its magnificent cliffs. Rock climbing has become increasingly popular on the island in recent years, and it has become a destination for climbing vacations. Vathi lies on the most fertile land on Kalymnos, and also has a quaint little fishing port.

Day 3 - Agia Marina (Leros Island)

Agia Marina is one of the principle towns on Leros and joined with Panteli and Platanos make up the capital of Leros. Traditional houses and a number of mansions extend up the hillside from the picturesque harbor which is dominated by the Byzantine fortress of Bourtzi that is located at its entrance. There is also a castle on top of the adjoining hill which offers fantastic vistas.

Day 4 - Mikro Chorio (Agathonisi island)

Agathonisi island lies in the northernmost part of the Dodecanese territory. It is an arid, rocky island with a flora of a few bushes and olive trees, and fresh water is collected in wells and brought over by boat. Megalo Chorio, the principle settlement on the island was built hidden from the sea, due to regular pirate attacks on the island in the past. There are but a few tavernas and shops for provisions on the island, and these are only in the main villages.

Day 5 - Arki (Arkoi Island)

The neighboring islands of Arki and Marathi lie approximately eight kilometres from the island of Patmos. Daily boats bring tourists from Patmos to the islands. The primary bay offers shelter from prevailing strong winds and is preferred by yachtsmen. There are a couple of tavernas that serve fresh fish recently caught by local fishermen.

Day 6 - Telendos (Katafigio Agrias)

Telendos ascends over the north western bank of Kalymnos across from the town of Myrties. Tolendos was connected to Kalymnos until a huge tremor in 535 AD tore it away from the island. Tolendos has just around 50 residents all of whom live in the vicinity of the small fishing village. The harbor is crowded with local fishing vessels bringing their catch to the close-by tavernas. The 700 meter channel between Telendos and Kalymnos takes 10 minutes to cross by the ferries that run on a regular basis.

Day 7 - Kos Town (Kos Island)- Disembark

In the event that you haven't explored Kos Town center, we would emphatically suggest it. You should definitely visit The Castle of the Knights of Saint John on the eastern side of the harbor . If you want to have a big final night on the town, the lively town center offers a great variety of restaurants, tavernas, cafes, night clubs and bars.

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