How does spending a day soaking up the sunshine, swimming, snorkeling sound? Perfect is what we're guessing. Around the islands to the north of Kos are some peaceful coves, quiet sandy beaches and cutesy little harbors and that's exactly where you'll be spending the day. All you need to do is organize your sun lotion!
- Spend the day lazing in the sun of the small islands north of Kos
- Visit the tiny island of Pserimos to enjoy its peace and tranquility
- Watch a sponge diving demonstration at Pothia
- Explore the small streets of the capital of Kalymnos
- Enjoy a lunch of traditional Greek dishes at Plati
- See the brightly painted houses of Pothia
What You Can Expect
Depart from Kos Harbor in the morning for a full-day sailing tour north of Kos Island. Relax on board the boat during the 1-hour sail to Pserimos, a small island with only 60 inhabitants. Spend over an hour in Pserimos enjoying the sun, water and lovely views at the sandy beach. Relax in one of the local taverns and fish restaurants, located directly on the beach.
Continue to Pserimos at 12:30, and sail towards the small island of Plati. Anchor near the coast of the island to enjoy some free time to swim while the crew prepares lunch. Lunch will be served at around 14:00 and consists of traditional dishes such as souvlaki, Greek salad, tzatziki and fruit.
Then, sail to Kalymnos and visit its capital at Pothia. Enjoy one of the most colorful towns of the Dodecanese, where every house is painted its own color and every color has a different meaning. The island has a very dry mountainous landscape with some valleys.
Stroll down to one of the many sponge factories of Pothia. Kalymnos is renowned for its sponge divers. Learn the history and facts about sponge diving, and watch a demonstration of cutting and bleaching sponges. Then, enjoy plenty of free time to walk through the small streets of Pothia, and discover the shops of the main town.