Kos Island is the first step of our fascinating adventure. Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera!You`ll get great pleasure from walking in its wide streets, green parks and blossoming gardens. The huge ancient (XV Century) castle of knights will meet the sea-travellers on the entrance of harbour. Near the port is an extensive archaeological area with ruins of buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman eras – Gimnasia, the Odeon, the Temple of Aphrodite, the Temple of Hercules, Roman baths and Roman villas with mosaic fragments. Aqueduct joins castle with a small area on which stands the ancient sycamore, according to legend, planted by Hippocrates.In the central square Elevterias (Liberty) is the Archaeological Museum, which gathered interesting exposition artifacts that illustrate the rich history of the island. One of the most interesting attractions of the Kos are the ruins of an ancient temple Asklepios (god of medicine), where studied Hippocrates and his life was closely connected with an island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4kilometers from the capital of the island and it will take around 20-25 minutes to reach the Asklepios by car and about 30 minutes by bike.Perhaps the best option to get a tour and see the city at the same time – auto locomotive which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos. Having reached Askelepios bypassing the shady alley, a majestic view of the ancient complex opens in front of you. A walk in Asklepios will take about half of day so on the back way to town, if you are hungry, you`ll meet a small, pretty restaurant with affordable prices. If from Askleypios go inland you will find the town Asfendiu . And the mountain Dikteo a will show spectacular panorama of the island , its beaches and the neighboring islands .Moving to a will bring you to the sandy beaches or Tinkaki Marmari ( about 5 km from Pili ) with restaurants, taverns, water sports center. In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center of which is located MASTIHARI, and to the south – the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island, 43 km from the town of the Kos is Kefalos located. Kefalos is famous about beautiful beaches of Kamari and Paradise Beach, the ruins of the ancient city, the monastery of St. John. Another attraction of the island is Thermal Baths “??Agios Fokas” . You can reach the place by car, bus, bicycle or walking.Kos Island is a paradise for cyclists and ” to ride with the wind .” On the island there is a possibility to rent a bike , motorcycle. In the evening have a dinner in one of the beach side restaurants. Lunch or dinner usually costs 15-20 euros per person. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad , which is maden from tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, onions , olives , olive oil , and of course fresh cheese made ??from sheep’s milk feta. Especially popular are fish and seafood dishes. Also there are many different patisserie shops.Surely try a Greece wine, because they are best known in Greece. Prices for wine in the store will be cheaper than in the restaurants. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional greece drinks: Uzo (Ouzo) forty-degree anise vodka, Cancers – grape vodka , Metaxa – famous Greek brandy.As for evening attractions , life on Kos abounds. Feature of night life on the island of Kos is its locality . Here you will not find many thousands of large-scale carnivals and festivals, but , instead of it, at the Kos island ( especially in its resort areas ) lots of clubs , taverns and cafes. The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable, here everyone knows each other and they are always happy to invite guests. Dinner and overnight on the Kos.
Astypalea Island –
Astypalea – one of the most beautiful islands of Greece ! Butterfly Aegean Sea , as they call this island locals call for its shape. Astypalea located between the Cyclades and the Dodecanese , and combines itself with the features of these two districts. From the air the island looks like a butterfly , the left of which is mountainous and almost treeless but below the right side is covered by forest . Wonderful place for rock climbing and hiking through the narrow mountainous paths . Clean beaches , picturesque trees and neat buildings reminiscent of the Cyclades. Astypalea has a rich history , emphasizing the rugged beauty of the island. Nice news for hikers seeking to climb into the most secret corners : Astypalea – almost the only one of the Greek islands , where there are no snakes. The fact that this island is very rich about springs and streams, too mach storks often come to the island, so they deleted all snakes on the island.
In the city center there are old Venetian fortress . Inside the fortress are two churches Virginia Annunciation and St. George.
Although Astypalea not so much a tourist spot in the town there are many bars with very different kind of music and institutions working until a morning. There are too many cozy taverns. From meat of hare and fish , seafood till a lobster , which can be ordered with the Italian style pasta Astipalea are famous. What about snacks there are delicious traditional cheeses and unusual taste butter with taste of cheese ” sinkafuro “. Nice habit of the islanders and visitors after a big celebration to climb up to the fortress to meet sunshine all together!
Amorgos Island –
Famous for its dramatic mountain scenery and a relaxed atmosphere , it was one of the earliest centers of formation of the Cycladic civilization , and now attracts a huge number of tourists, especially the French, because it was filmed here a cult film by Luc Besson “” Le Grand Bleu “”. The main port of the island – Katapola – lies deep narrow bay , looks like a fjord , and actually consists of three separate villages – Katapola on the south side , Ksilokeratidion (Xylokeratidhion, Xylokeratidhi) on the north shore and Rahidion (Rahidhion, Rahidhi) on the hillside adjacent to the bay on the south- east of the central mountain range. The main attraction of the village Katapola , the main port of the island – the Church of the Virgin ( Panagia Katapolyani ) , built on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. Here are the ruins of the ancient city of Minoa . Swimmers can enjoy relaxing on the pristine sandy beaches of the area. The second most important port of the island , a picturesque village Aegiali , also famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. It was formed by the merger of four villages, consisting entirely of white houses ( Tolar , Potamos , Ormos and Langada ) . Hikers suggested to make a two-hour shift to the north of Langada , to the highest point of the island (Mount Krikellos ) . The road is impressive , but even more surprised you will be when you will reach the top , overlooking a magnificent view of the entire island. In the south of the island, near the ancient city , is another remarkably picturesque whight village Arkesini. Visit the city Chora, built in traditional Cycladic style: white houses, narrow streets and numerous churches fascinate everybody! Many of the local taverns offers delicious Greek cuisine. Magnificient sandy beach Egal will delight both adults and children. Numerous taverns located along the banks will not let you to stay hungry. We also recommending to visit the pebble beach of Agia Anna, starring some of the shots of the film “The Big Blue”. Not far from this beach there are the church of Agia Anna. Guests who is curious about sea diving will find diving centers the disposal of which is all you need for diving.
Naxos Island –
Naxos Island the largest of the Cyclades islands ( 448 sq. km.) , with the most varied vegetation is approximately in the center of the Aegean Sea 110 miles from Piraeus .
Naxos Town – busy port located along the bay with bars and restaurants , stretching toward surrounded by high walls of the Venetian fortress
Naxos – the island created for active recreation, a large number of bars, cafes, discos, night clubs and music was the reason that Naxos has become a favorite holiday destination among the youth. Nightlife island is sometimes much more active than day . Naxos is also famous as the island and skilled sculptors – majestic sphinxes brought a gift to the museum by locals in Delphi.
There are something to see in the capital of the island : so interesting to explore one of the oldest buildings in the majestic city of Naxos – Portara gate , standing on a small island of the Chamber , which is connected to the island of Naxos bridge. The Archaeological Museum is a rich collection of objects found on the island , which include elegant carved plates made in the heyday of the Cycladic civilization. Also of interest is the museum building itself – the mansion in 1627 , which later housed the French school
Naxos beaches most of all sandy , lapped by crystal- clean water and covering almost the 100 kilometers of coastline of the island : the beach ” St. George ” (Agios Georgios) – beach town of Chora , is very popular among those who do not want to go anywhere in search a place for swimming length of beach about one kilometer , it is shallow ; beach ” St. Procopius ” (Agios Prokopios) is about four kilometers from Hora – sandy , with an admixture of small pebbles , long and wide ; beach ” St. Anna ” (Agia Anna) – is located in the 7 kilometers from Hora for Agios Prokopios beach near the village of the same name ; beach ” Plaka ” (Plaka) – is located 8 kilometers from Hora to beach Agia Anna – great ” long and wide ” sandy beach .
Mykonos Island –
Mykonos Island – the most cosmopolitan of all the islands in the Greek archipelago . This feature is explained by the nature of the island geography Mykonos : the island is located at the intersection of all the major shipping lanes of the Aegean Sea . Mykonos is one of the most expensive for the rest of the Greek islands . It is the best place of nightlife, picturesque Greek houses , high-end hotels and magnificient sandy beaches.
Mykonos – the most popular resort on the island , it is rich for taverns , restaurants, bars and shops. In countless nightclubs guests spend the night away . During the day , guests relax on the beautiful sandy beaches , which is not typical for most islands .
Unlike other cities , amphitheaters Greek archipelago , the island’s capital city is located on the plain of Chora . The town itself is incredibly cozy and beautiful : the traditional Greek houses are shining white, brightly painted wooden balconies and windows are decorated with geraniums.
Capital of the island is the town of Chora (Chora), the famous colorful architecture, which attracts artists to Mykonos . White houses with colorful shutters and doors are located on the narrow, winding streets , reminiscent of the maze. In Chora there are picturesque ancient windmills and several interesting churches . There are many bars and nightclubs , the most fashionable of which are located in a picturesque area of Little Venice .
Mykonos has only two cities , and the second is Ano Mera. The town is located 7 km from Chora . In contrast to the capital , it is very quiet and peaceful place with several luxury hotels . Tourists are attracted here by the Monastery of Panagia – Tourliani (Panagia Tourliani) with a magnificent collection of icons.
Most beaches are on the south coast , where they are protected from the wind. All the beaches on the southern island sand . In July and August, the most famous and popular of them become very crowded – it is the beaches Paradise (Paradise), Super Paradise (Super Paradise), Platis Gialos (Platis Gialos), PSARA (Psarou) and Hornos (Ornos). On the beaches of Paradise and Super Paradise are the best beach parties in Greece.
Super Paradise is the most popular gay beach in Greece . But he draws and straight alike , thanks to the famous day and night beach parties . The beach is easily accessible from Hora. Also suitable beach nudists . There are no shops and , despite the name, the size of it gives Paradise beach .
Paradise Beach is also very popular , mainly among young people who are attracted here and music bars. In the evening, the entire beach turns into a nightclub in the open. On the beach there are opportunities for water sports , diving center , located near the camping . Closest to the capital is a beach of Ornos , which makes it usually very crowded . The beach has a diving center, windsurfing and water skiing , several cafes and restaurants. Also close to the city is a popular beach of Agios Stefanos.
Beach of Platis Yialos – also one of the most popular beaches on the island . On the shore there are several hotels. It is fairly long and fully equipped beach . From the capital to the beach every half hour a bus . From Platis Yialos boats leave to other popular beaches on the south coast : Paranga (Paranga), Agrari (Agrari), Elia (Elia), Paradise and Super Paradise . Elia Beach is often visited by gays and nudists .
In the vicinity of Platis Gialos Psarou Beach is located . He is known for attracting celebrities from around the world . This is a narrow picturesque sandy beach , located 5 km from the capital. Get to the beach from the city by bus . There is a cafe and restaurant , as well as a diving center that offers a variety of programs for beginners and dive safaris for experienced divers.
Kalafati Beach (Kalafatis) suitable outdoor enthusiasts : there are rental equipment for water sports, windsurfing and diving center . There is also a restaurant with Greek cuisine and fresh seafood . Kalafati located in the south- east of the island . Get to the beach from the capital by bus . Located near a decent beach Leah (Lia), a length of 200 meters. It is a good alternative to the beach Kalafati for those staying in this part of the island , but looking for a more peaceful place. In the north of the island are located not less beautiful , but more tranquil beaches , which are suitable for those looking for privacy. Reach these beaches can only be by car , buses do not serve them , most of the beaches are not well-off, which also makes them less visited .
Ikaria Island –
Ikaria island has rich past, which can be seen in the Byzantine and Roman archeological remains.
The Castle of Koskina built in the 11th century A.D, during the Byzantine rule, is found on top of a mountain peak. Inside the castle is the church of Saint George. Drakano Fortress is another fine example of the island’s military past. It was built by the Athenians, during the time of Alexander the Great. This 44 foot high limestone military fortification served as observation point for traffic in the Aegean Sea. The tourists can also find the remains of a Byzantine Odeon (small theatre) in Kampos village, used by noblemen in ancient times for musical and theatrical events.
The Roman baths of Therma also deserve a visit. During the Romantimes, hot spring water with curative properties flowed out and people cured themselves of their diseases by bathing in it. After an earthquake, the Therma springs of Ikaria island stopped working and the city slid under the sea. The remains are visible with snorkeling in the region. Nearby, along the tourists can follow a paved path that leads them to an active hot water spring, from which the hot water with healing properties flows out into the sea. They can bath in it to cure themselves, of any rheumatic or skin disease. In Nas, visitors can also explore the remains of an ancient temple of Goddess Artemis built around the 6th century B.C.
For nature lovers, the island is a paradise. It is covered with Pine and Oaks forests. Tourists can hike through the beautiful countryside, on stony and earthen paths to enjoy the natural splendors. Ikaria island is one of the most beautiful places in the Mediterranean region. The mountains, lakes, rivers and lush green forests of Ikaria island form a unique natural beauty.
Samos Island –
The area of the Samos is 478 km2 . A great part of the island is covered with grape, from which the most famous wine is maden. The island’s population is 33,814, which is the 9th most populous of the Greek islands. The Samian climate is typically Mediterranean, with soft rainy winters and hot summers. One of the most beautiful place which is Yacht charter is letting you to meet! The most important attractions of the Samos island and considered the capital of the small town of Pythagoras. Here you can go to the ruins of the temple of Hera , palaces Antonio and Cleopatra , visit the temple of Pythagoras, Paleontological and Archaeological Museums . Also noteworthy and amazing monasteries Samos – Spilianis , Megan Timiu Stavrou , Zoodohas Pigi and others. Many of the monasteries are active and annually collect millions of pilgrims from around the world . About the famous muscat wine Wafi said the ancient Hippocrates and Galen . It is the drink of the gods for centuries on the island produce and export . Also, the resort has earned popularity due to the production of first-class yogurt and cheese ” Feta cheese .” One of the most popular dishes on the island, which is every tourist need to try – a Greek salad, the seafood, stuffed tomatoes with peppers and stewed eggplant. On the island there are many beaches with developed infrastructure. You can always take the umbrellas and sun loungers for rent, visit the nearby bars and cafes. Those who like to relax with all the amenities and be in the spotlight, will attract beach Clima, lovers of privite traveling will like the beach near Tsamadu and fans of family vacation will enjoy the beach in the Kerveli bay.
Leros-Kos Island –
The island is famous because of the fact that once the Greek goddess Artemis reigned here , here the places associated with the local legend of the ancient Hellenic calydonian hunting. But not only for lovers of history and archeology these places interesting are. Here you can enjoy unspoiled nature , numerous picturesque bays and coves in lush. Just climb up to the windmills on the mountain and you`ll enjoy an extraordinary panorama. You can walk to a single Leros island`s village, if you go down the road . What`s interesting to watch: ancient castle Palokastro , here is the church of Panagia of the 4th century, the church of Agia Kiur, Belem Tower, built in 1925 by Parisem Belm. The tower is a historical and folklore museum of Leros . And in the evening , under a sky with a full of stars , it`s a great pleasure to taste fresh fish grilled with garlic and lemon juice , a traditional Greek salad with fresh cheese and drink flavored wine in old-fashioned fishing village Pandeli in one of the coastal taverns.