Departure: Saturday, October 19th at 15:00
Kos Marina - Geor. Papandreou, Kos, 85300
LEARN TO SAIL
You will have the opportunity to really learn to sail on this trip. You will learn the curriculum of the RYA Competent Crew course on this adventure so you can be an active member on board!
We’ll have a great time walking around car-free pedestrian-friendly Kos, exploring cafes, taverns, restaurants and shops. Sandy beaches, turquoise waters, tree-lined wide roads, parks and vegetation make this a spectacular place to start our holiday. If we have time, we’ll explore beyond the town. And maybe we’ll set anchor near Kefalos, a lovely resort with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters which has managed to keep a lot of its whitewashed house and narrow alley charm despite its popularity.
Also known as the “island of the sea sponge harvesters”, after WWII Kalymnos remained the only Greek sponge-harvesting industry supplying both domestic and international markets with sea sponges. An internationally known alternative tourism destination, it’s popular among climbers and boulderers all year long. Póthia, the capital and the port of Kálymnos is spread majestically on two hills, and there are a number of interesting old ruins to visit.
One of our favorite islands, Nisiros has a 3 kilometre wide active caldera in the middle. We’ll moor up in the lovely little town of Nisiros and rent scooters or a van in Paloi to go drive around the island and explore its volcanic centre. We’ll finish off our exciting day of adventure on land with some lovely seafood, chocolate cake, and/or ouzo!
Ragged mountainscape, densely forested ranges and hilly vistas, Tilos is an amazing ecological park protected by international treaties. Megálo Chorió, the island’s capital, boasts imposing stone houses, narrow alleys, a very cute small port. The view from the medieval castle at the top of the hill will certainly take your breath away. Alternatively, a walk to Mikro Chorió leads to an impressive abandoned ghost town. Definitely worth exploring.
The capital of Chalki is built amphitheatrically above the crystal clear sea, preserving its noble beauty, its picturesque alleys and its unique architecture. It is known as of the prettiest neoclassical settlements of Greece! We could hike up to see the sunset over the harbour, or just hang out sitting in a café watching old men play chess.
The largest of the Dodecanese, Rhodes lies close to the Turkish coasts. In ancient times, it was famous for one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Colossus, a giant statue of the god Helios that towered over the harbour. Today, Rhodes is famous for its more tranquil side – lovely beaches, lush landscape and traditional villages. If we have time and the winds are favourable, we can set sail for Lindos, which boasts superb beach coves and it is dominated by an imposing acropolis that overlooks the picturesque bay.
Return: Saturday, October 26th at 9:00