More Dodecanese

Kos is a great family destination combining tons history with crystal clear watered beaches.  You will probably need three full days to see most of the antiquities as there are quite a lot.  The most impressive of these is the Asclepeion which was a sacred hospital with several surrounding temples and buildings.  From the head to the Hippocrates plane tree where the classical physician postulated his theories and then cross the bridge into the 14th century Neratzia Castle built by the St. John’s Knights.  But history is not all this island offers, so make sure to combine it with the island’s pristine beaches.   After the beach head for lunch at one of our suggested restaurants for gourmet local recipes and local wine!  You can also spend the day at the hotel relaxing on the beach with five star service at your fingertips.  At night head into town for dinner and drinks along the cosmopolitan boardwalk and the pier filled with all the sailing and motor yachts cruising the Dodecanese.

Famous for its sponges which are still collected to this day by its local divers, Kalymnos has remained a hidden treasure among the Greek islands.  While reaching the island requires a 30 minutes flight to Leros and then a 45 minute ferry ride or private yacht transfer, once you reach it you won’t want to leave.  Forgotten in time, the islanders continue their traditional way of life without minding the visitors.  Over the past few years, Kalymnos has become one of the world’s top climbing destinations and in late September there is a climbing festival with participants from all over the world.

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