Kos Itinerary 2

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 - Astipalea (Astypalaia Island)

Astipalea is the principle town on Astypalaia. The town extends up the slope from the port dominated by the ancient Venetian castle, the main architectural attraction on the island. The architecture of the island is decidedly Cycladic, with whitewashed houses that have flat roofs.Along the highest point of the slope nine windmills are lined up to give the island a traditional charm.

Day 5 - Pali (Nisiros Island)

The oldest settlement on Nisiros, Pali is a beautiful little fishing town wrapped around a large bay with a nearby beach. The town offers a number of thermal baths that have been known to be very therapeutic. The bay of Lies lies southeast of Pali and features some incredible sand dunes.

Day 6 - Livadia (Tilos Island)

Livadia is a wonderful little settlement with a population of only 300, the greater part of whom are farmers or are involved with tourism. Megalo Chorio, the capital of the island is located seven kilometres north west of the port. Local people are extremely religious which can be easily deduced by the number of churches around the village. The more adventurous visitors will find excitement in exploring the ruins of the ancient castles around.

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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