North Greek Islands Tour
-- PSERIMOS - LEROS
-- TURGUT REİS - AKVARYUM
Bodrum is the ideal place to start a yacht charter in Turkey and the Greek Islands. With its close proximity to the Greek Islands, you can combine two destinations in one holiday.
Kos is located off the shore of Turkey and is the third largest of the Dodecanese Islands. In the 1930s it was one of the first islands in the Aegean to start attracting visitors with its long sandy beaches, historical sites and balmy climate. While you are in Kos try the locally grown melons. Kos was the birthplace of Hippocrates, the author of the Hippocratic oath which is still taken by doctors today. Asklepion, was a therapeutic health centre known throughout Greece in ancient times. Legend states that Hippocrates taught under the boughs of a plane tree, although this is unlikely as the plane tree is only approx 700 years old. An ancient fortress that was built by the Knights of St John, based in Rhodes, still guards the entrance to Kos Harbour. If you are looking for nightlife visit Nafklirou, a street full of bars. It is always crowded. Close to Kos harbour take a swim at Lambi Beach.
Leros is a small Dodecanese island located between Kalymnos and Patmos, due to its close proximity these islands it is great for island hopping between Kalymnos, Patmos and Lipsi. Leros is a mythical and historical island. With its large deer population, according to the myth it was where the Greek goddess of hunting, Artemis, used to hunt.
Leros has stunning beaches in large bays. While you are here explore the island on foot or rent a bike. Do not miss the traditional windmill in Agia Marina, the medieval castle on top of the hill in Pandeli village and the War Museum in Lakki. The museum is housed in a World War II tunnel.
Patmos is a popular destination with many religious festivals and feasts. Patmos was the inspiration for St John to write the Book of the Apocalypse and is also known as the ’Island of the Apocalypse’. The so-called ’cave of the Apocalypse’ where the book was written is one of the island’s main attractions. Above the village of Chora, the capital of the island is a large monastery dedicated to St John. Many pilgrims still visit the island to see these religious monuments. Wander around the narrow alleyways in Chora or relax on one of the amazing beaches.
If you are looking for relaxation and privacy, Lipsi, is the island for you. Lipsi is located between Patmos and Leros and has not been invaded by mass tourism. It is known for its natural beauty, unspoilt beaches, crystal clear seas and laid back atmosphere.
The main port on Kalymnos is Pothia, it is a working town and home to Greece’s sponge fishermen. Visit the sponge museum while you are here. Beautiful beaches around the island include Massouri, Mirties and Vlyhadia.