Explore Greek Islands
Kos Island is the first step of our fascinating adventure. Be ready to be surprised and prepare your camera! You will 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 travelers on the entrance of harbor. Near the port is an extensive archaeological area with ruins of buildings of the Hellenistic and Roman Eras – Gymnasia, 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 Kos island. Ruins of a temple Asklepios are 4 kilometers from the capital of the island. 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 is auto locomotive, which runs on a schedule from the parking area near the port of Kos.
Having reached Asklepios 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 a day.
If from Asklepios go inland, you will find the town Asfendiu. The Mountain Dikteo will show spectacular panorama of the islands beaches and the neighboring islands.
In the heart of the island, near the airport is Antimahia village, 3 km north of the tourist center, which is located Mastihari and to the south the resort of Kardamena. At the west of the island, Kefalos locates 43 km from the town of the Kos. 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.
In the evening, have a dinner in one of the beachside restaurants. Caught in a Greek tavern you can try the traditional Greek salad, which Is made 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 Greek wine, because they are best known in Greece. In any restaurant or tavern you can try a traditional Greek Drink Uzo (Ouzo), forty-degree anise vodka, cancers grape vodka, Metaxa (Famous Greek Brandy).
As for evening attractions, life on Kos abounds. There are lots of clubs, taverns and cafes.
The atmosphere of the Kos are very warm and comfortable. Everyone knows each other and people are always happy to invite guests. Dinner and overnight on the Kos.
Beauty of the island will captivate your heart at first sight – the mountainous terrain with two sprawling valley below mesmerizing sight, piercingly clear blue sea will not let you forget it.The island is not only a rich history and extraordinary nature, azure sea and picturesque beaches. The island of Kalymnos is famous for the numerous romantic bays and caves, keeping their legends, many of which can only be reached by sea. Most popular of them is the cave of the Seven Virgins (or Grotto Nymphs) and cave Kefala, according to the legend served as a refuge for Zeus. The island has explored the cave with a rich stalactite and stalagmite decor, in which you can get with excursions.Archaeological interest is a cave in the rocks near the Bay of Vathi, the findings of which indicate that the cave was inhabited since Neolithic times.
The local population is famous for all of Greece for its fishers of sea sponges. For this reason the museum of sponge is opened here. This is the main fishing for local residents, as for tourism, the island is opened not so long ago. You have to visit the archaeological Museum, which is located in the capital of the island Choir and includes exhibits, dating back even to prehistoric times. This is real evidence that life arose long ago.The capital of the island is the town Pothia with a population of 10 thousand people. The town was founded in the middle of the 19th century. In the city you can see two of the Cathedral: the Cathedral of St. Nicholas and the Christ of the Savior from the ancient icons and frescoes. The city has many neoclassical houses – heritage Italians. One of these houses there is an Archaeological Museum Kalymnos.
The old island’s capital town Choir located about a kilometer from, in direction to the North-West. Near the village you can see the fortress. On the territory of the fortress is the Church of the Virgin; the icon is stored here, where the mother of God is depicted with gold-plated hands. From the fortress there is a great view of the city Pothia and visible to the neighboring island of Kos. The most popular beaches on the island are the beaches of Kanuni, Linaria, Mussoorie and Vlikadia.
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 Belem. 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.
Dinner and overnight we will spend on the island.
Early in the morning we visit the Patmos island, one of the main places of Christendom. Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists visit the island with hope to see the Cave of revelation, where the beloved disciple of Christ the Apostle St. John wrote a book that today the whole world calls "Apocalypse". Hallmark of the island is undoubtedly the monastery Ayiu John’s theology on the top of Patmos . On the halfway to the top of the monastery there are Apocalypse XVII century , extraordinary views of the beautiful city and islands around. Most of all the doors of the monastery are closed from the tourist eyes , but if you will be lucky to visit the island be while there are a religious celebration, you can see the majestic arches of churches and frescoes on the walls of ancient times.The atmosphere is remarkably quiet and calm. Among the green streets and plenty of shrines, which are associated with miraculous stories of healing people, you will walk in a fresh morning. You can sit on the burning sun in the ruins of the ancient Acropolis in Kastelli and hear bells ringing in the distance grazing sheeps. Take a lunch in one of the taverns or visit one of the cafes, which is offer delicious black coffee and hot waffles with ice cream.In the afternoon take a swim in one of the most beautiful island’s beaches: Grigos – a picturesque seaside village (4 km south- east of the port of the island of the Rock). Nearby there are a beautiful sandy beach Kalikazu and south – Diakofti beach. Further to the south – west of Diakofti popular beach Psili Ammos.
Finish the day with meeting the sunset from the top of the Acropolis, or on the beach – Psili Amos .In the evening , visit one of the local restaurants . The great variant of your dinner is a grilled octopus, prawns or crispy calamari, also a fish grilled together with fresh vegetables.
We will stay on the island overnight.
A small Greek island Arkoi is located in the eastern part of the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades. It is very close to the island of Patmos .
The main historical attraction are the ruins of the Arch of the ancient acropolis (from which little is preserved to this day), located on a hilltop with spectacular views of the harbor and sea space with numerous islands and the Turkish coast. It is said that this hill can be seen stunningly beautiful sunset over the Aegean Sea. You can visit and very beautiful cave with stunning stalactites and stalagmites. However, find the entrance will be difficult enough as it is overgrown with bushes and olive trees. Also on the island there are a number of small churches.
Arkoi on the island there are several good beaches . Busiest among them – Tiganakya beach , known as the " Blue Lagoon". It is situated in a small rocky bay and is famous for its crystal-clear waters . Also popular sandy cove paddle near the harbor and the beach Limnari .
Early in the morning we will cruise to the magical Lipsi island, where according to legend, the nymph Calypso held the Odysseus captive for seven years. Truly , paradise. This island will charm you! The main settlement of the island – Lipsi city is located on the shore of the bay. The most interesting attraction, perhaps, the church of Agios Ionis it has marvelous deep blue dome. You can also visit the small museum at the town hall, where gathers many Archaeological finds from different centuries , as well as, in the museum, you can see the exhibition of Greek national costumes.
Another interesting sight can be called mineral springs in which you will be able to swim and have a drink a mineral water. The island is rich with beautiful beaches Kampos Liendo , Katsadya, Papandriya and 2 km south of the port, deserted beach Ksirokambos . To get this places you can rent a taxi or motorbike (the locals most of all use this transport ) . On the square of white coloured houses with blue shutters windows take a diner. The island is famous in several fish farms, so we advise you to try fish with perfect local wine. In stores you can buy souvenirs, fresh honey, wine, traditional sweets.
Overnight and dinner on the island.
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Bodrum is a port town in Muğla city, in the southwest of Aegean Region of Turkey. It is placed on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that controls the entrance into the Gulf of Gökova. The city was known as Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times and was known for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Bodrum Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 15th century, it had the view of harbor and the marina. The castle grounds include a Museum of Underwater Archeology and entertains many cultural festivals year long.