DAY 1: KOS
Boarding at the port of Kos after 16.00 and the captain will be informing you about the details of the cruise. Dinner and overnight will be in Kos harbor with the opportunity of visiting the city rich in history, entertainment and shopping. Kos is one of the islands with the best night life. Nafklirou, a street full of bars, is always crowded, colorful, and full of life.
If Airport transfers needed participants must inform in advance.
DAY 2: KOS - PSERIMOS – LEROS
After leaving Kos harbour there will be a swimming break and breakfast in Pserimos which is a little island on northern part of Kos. We will cruise to Leros Island. Boat will leave us at Lakki Harbour and cruise further to Agaia Marina to pick us up. There we will visit The War Museum is which housed in an old tunnel that was built by the Italians during the Second World War. It hosts a fine collection of exhibits, including guns, bombs, helmets, uniforms as well as documentation and other audio visual material relating to the battle of Leros. From there on we will walk to North , to Agaia Marina where we will visit the Medieval Catle and the famous windmills. We will have our dinner on board. This is a 9.7 km route in Agía Marína, Leros Island. The route has a total ascent of 296.88 m and has a maximum elevation of 153.59 m.
We will cruise to Patmos Island early in the morning and have a swimming break in a bay around the island. Patmos is not a big island, but it is one of the best known. It was here that St. John completed the last part of 'The Apocalypse of John', and this is why Patmos is sometimes called Chora and actually the whole island breathes of faith and devotion. According to mythology, Patmos was a present from Zeus to his daughter Artemis, goddess of hunting and young women. She was worshipped here in antiquity, and the monastery of St. John was built on her temple. You may have an optional tour to these places. After breakfast, you may have a walk through the monasteries. Our walk will start Patmos Center to the Cave of Apocalypse and further to the Monastery of St John. Dinner and overnight on board in Patmos. This is a 7 km route in . The route has a total ascent of 254.97 m and has a maximum elevation of 219.35 m.
DAY 4: PATMOS - LIPSI
We will set sail to Lipsi Island and have a swimming break in one of the many small islands in front of Lipsi. On Lipsi Island there are beautiful sandy beaches, like Platis and Giolos with their crystal green waters. The capital with its white houses, numerous taverns, cafeterias and restaurants is located in the small natural port. On the island, the Church of the Catopanaghia constructed in the 7th century deserves a visit, along with the Church of Panopanaghia from the 15th century. This is just 8.5kms or so long with a few short climbs. Start from the village we will pass along all the famous churches and monasteries of the Island. Dinner and overnight on board in Lipsi. This is a 9.02 km route in . The route has a total ascent of 178.61 m and has a maximum elevation of 82.87 m.
DAY 5: LIPSI - KALYMNOS
In the morning we cruise to Kalymnos. Kalymnos, also known as the sponge diver island, is one of the least-known yet very interesting islands in Dodecanese. It is famous for its long tradition in sponge diving and its historical past is revealed in the beautiful Chora with the numerous castles, monasteries, churches, caves and prehistoric remains. The island is blessed with green valleys and beautiful paths that urge visitors to explore them. Kalymnos is surrounded by beautiful bays and excellent waters. This is a 11.37 km route in Kálymnos, Greece. The route has a total ascent of 279.46 m and has a maximum elevation of 144.1 m.
DAY 6: KALYMNOS – TURGUTREIS – KOS
We set sail to Turgutreis for custom formalities. Here you will have a chance to do duty free shopping. A swimming break will be given in Catal Island. We will cruise to Kos for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 7: KOS
After breakfast walking trip begins and leads us to the mount Zia with our transfer bus. There we will start our walk through villages and hills back to Kos, a tour through the town we come with each step across traces of the island’s glorious past. Along the way we stop for a break in the old Greek mountain village of Zia. On our way to Kos town we will visit the world archaeological excavation site of the Asclepion, where the famous Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and later on also some personal physicians of the Roman emperors did practice. The Roman forum, the fortress of the Knights of St. John, and the mosques from the time when Kos was part of the Ottoman empire stand shoulder to shoulder. We can end the evening relaxing in one of the town’s numerous bars and cafes. We spend the evening in Kos, the lively capital of the island. This is a 13.64 km route in Zipárion, Greece. The route has a total ascent of 121.82 m and has a maximum elevation of 360.91 m.
8th Day (Sat) Kos or Bodrum Disembarkation – End of trip or extension
After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport
- Tour Type: Cultural
- Activity Level: Moderate
- Wheelchair friendly: Yes
- Kids friendly: Yes
- Language(s): NL, DK, GB, TR, FR, D, NO
- Breakfast lunch pack and Dinner
- Accomodation on Boat