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  • Kasos (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Kasos barren islets and rocky peaks all around the island When the visitor arrives on Kassos he will soon ascertain that he has not come to a cosmopolitan island with a wealth of choice in terms of nightlife however the nightclubs and the rich musical tradition will make a strong impression There are coffee shops snack bars and places playing modern music be it Greek or foreign where young people can dance and have a drink One should not neglect to mention the improvised celebrations in taverns and coffee shops where limericks mantinades are recited which can turn into all nighters with great fun being had by all in attendance If shopping on Kassos buy elaiki a form of cream cheese bread rolls honey sitaka a dairy product of Kassos and butter The land is mountainous and rocky with few areas suitable for agriculture The visitor to the mountains of the island will find rare wildflowers and birds species Kasos has a mild healthy climate Clusters of barren islets and rocky peaks are found all around the island Kasos has an ancient history It has been a part of the historical fortunes of its neighbors Crete and Karpathos and has often been subject to pirate invasions The capital Fri has the only harbour of the island Beside the port for ships is the small harbour of Boukas a rare example of an old pirate refuge where the fishing boats moor and the fisherman drink their coffee at the traditional coffeehouse and sell their fish Boukas is part of the soul of every person from Kasos as it closely connected with the sailors return to Kasos Near Fri is Emborios the name of the old port which has beautiful old stone houses

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  • Khalki (Chalki) Dodecanesse | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    mansions that compose a wonderful traditional settlement The main archaeological interest of the island is the ruins of the medieval castle on the top of a hill beyond the village Inside the castle you can visit the church of Agios Nikolaos While visiting Chalki Khalki take long walks and discover some of the more than 360 country chapels the remnants of a medieval castle and Horio the island s ancient capital which lies at the foot of the castle Also worhtwhile are a visit to the monasteries of Stavros Taxiarchis Michail of Panormitis as well as to the Panaghia Megalochari an ancient church with frescoes of inestimable value There is no mass tourism and much of the traditional way of life of an island fishing village continues There is no hurry no taxis no disco no watersports and very little traffic The setting is delightful pretty houses scattered around a picturesque harbourside fishing boats at anchor and a backrdrop of rugged mountains There are almost no cars or motorbikes on Halki just one taxi but certainly no hire cars This makes it the perfect place for anyone who loves peace and quiet and total rest and just wants to escape from a busy life Khalki Chalki possibly got its name from the copper in Greek chalkos workshops that were there in ancient times The Titans were according to Greek mythology the first inhabitants of all the surrounding islands The Pelasgians lived here for a long time leaving several constructions behind before they were succeeded by the Carians the Dorians and later the Phoenicians Aretanassa the illustrious queen of Khalki lived here once before being exiled in Karpathos where she committed suicide after her husband s death Remains of three temples of the god Apollo are preseved at the location of

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  • Kos (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    Kos gulf just 3 nautical miles from Asia Minor coast It is the third largest island in the Dodecanese its extent 290 29 kilometers and its circumnavigation is around 60 nautical miles From the prehistoric times it was an important channel of the sea ways that started from the Black Sea and along the shoreline of Asia Minor and the islands of Aegean and reached North Africa Kos is the birthplace of the father of medicine Hippocrates which was born on the island around 460 B C and founded the Great School of Medicine of Kos The island is famous for its rich vegetation and its temperate climate and it was characterized by the Roman doctor Gallino as the most temperate place in the world The morphology of the ground varies and is the result of long lasting geological changes particularly owed to the volcanic activity of the commonly known Aegean Arc Nisyros Thira Milos Methana According to the latest geological studies seven volcanoes are located between Nisyros and Kos and one of them in the Isthmus of Kefalos is inactive today The big explosion happened 160 000 years ago between Nisyros and Kefalos As a result it covered half of the island of Kos in the western part with a layer of ash and kisiris thickness of about 30 meters Kos s ground fertility is a result of its volcanic origin which had been known since antiquity and has left the proverbial phrase whom Kos can t nourish Egypt can t either Starting from the villages of Kos Asfendiou Ammaniou Antimahia Kardamena Kefalos Marmari Mastihari Pyli and Tingaki then on how to get there where to stay what to see where to eat and all that you need to make your stay the best ever with a large photo

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  • Leros (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    is a popular holiday resort which still has kept most of its genuine atmosphere One of the reasons is that it is not too dependent on tourism Many of the buildings on the island are built in Italian style but you ll also find those typically Greek little white houses with blue doors and windows The people on the island live off agriculture some work in the island s hospitals and in the summer tourism is another source of income Because Leros has a very large natural port many sailing boats and luxury yachts arrive here in the summer giving the island an international and cosmopolitan flare Leros has Marinas in Lakki and Partheni both with capacities for hundreds of yachts In Panteli and Vromolithos many yachts mooring for the night or for a couple of days The island takes part in the Aegean regatta every summer In Lakki there is a sailing school while in Xerokampos there is a diving school There are many beaches on Leros Most popular and touristy is the beach of Alinda Further from Alinda are the beaches of Panagies and Dyo Lisgaria with nice restaurants and cafes The beach of Gurna to the west is one of the few sandy beaches on Agia MarinaLeros in the same area are the beaches of Kokali and Drymonas In Lakki are the beaches of Koulouki with sand and Merkies with pebbles Vromoltho beach to the east has sand on the two ends there you will find restaurants and a cafe bar The beach of Xirokampos is another beach with tamarisk trees partly sandy and pebble In the north part of the island is located the beach of Blefuti a few hundred meters after Partheni It is a nice beach with tamarisk trees and a nice taverna Another

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  • Lipsi (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    rod Lipsi located in the north Dodecanese islands On this small island people still live off farming and fishing and the few tourists that come every summer The life here is laidback and if you decide to come here you ll be able to enjoy the quiet and just relax Lipsi is very traditional with its white and blue houses friendly people and nice little beaches The only thing that disturbs the slow pace here are the excursion boats from Leros and Patmos when the island livens up a bit The island is quite green and considered ideal for families with children since most of the beaches are shallow and the waters calm and clean Lipsi was probably a quite wealthy island in the 3rd to 1st century BC but we do not have much evidence on the ancient years on the island It was probably inhabited at an early stage perhaps by peoples from Asia Minor and Dorians Christianity came early to Lipsi and there are several churches on the island One of the oldest is from the 8th century During the Middle Ages it was tormented by pirates and belonged to the monastery of Patmos for almost 600 years It was then conquered by the Turks in the 16th century but they never actually settled here Lipsi is first and foremost an island for relaxing but bring snorkelling gear or perhaps a fishing rod the waters are very clear and seafloor interesting Yachtsmen are advised to take a tour to some of the beaches and the surrounding little islands A trip to nearby Leros and Patmos are also a must In Lipsi there are a couple of bars and a disco The evenings are quiet though so even if it can get pretty late don t expect any

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  • Nisyros (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    gulf Cyclades Dodecanesse Ionian Sporades Weather Weather Forecast Weather Patterns Meltemi Winds Marinas and Ports Nisyros medieval charm surrounded by a volcanic scenery Nisyros is a quiet paradise When many island resorts are being over run by tourists traffic and commerce Nisyros remains as an unspoiled haven of peace and tranquility Nisyros possesses the clear water beauty of the Aegean sea coupled with a small village atmosphere There are no busy intersections only small coastal and mountain roads All year round it offers spectacular vistas Nisyros is the place to come when you seek peace tranquility and rejuvenation When you go sailing in Nisyros waters the black basaltic slopes of the volcanic island are obviously different from those of its neighbors The fertile volcanic soil and freshwater springs support lush vegetation which has for centuries led to terrace farming a succession of flat plots that ascend the lower slopes like stairs As you explore ashore the charm of medieval fortresses and monasteries mingles with the otherworldly beauty of the three craters of Nisyros Pleasant tavernas fascinating museums intriguing historic sites castles monasteries and ancient ruins healthful thermal springs a few beaches of gray reddish and white sand and the impressive volcanic craters make Nisyros sailing a delightful adventure in the Dodecanese Islands The approach to Pali should be from the north avoiding the extensive shoals in the bay immediately east of the harbour You are turning beam on to the prevailing wind and swell to enter and care is needed if a strong meltemi is blowing The orientation of the harbour entrance was changed in 2007 from north to east which improved the shelter inside dramatically However the new entrance currently has depths of only 3 0 3 5 metres so entry could be tricky with any easterly swell running

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  • Patmos (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    that St John wrote his divinely inspired Revelation the Apocalypse the last book of the New Testament Today it is a place of pilgrimage for both Orthodox and western Christians as well as the more profane sun and sand worshippers Instantly palatable Patmos entices visitors to linger and to almost certainly return Patmos is a charming picturesque and tranquil island It has a very salubrious climate and a clear atmosphere Vegetation is rather limited but this in no way diminishes the picturesqueness of the island with its lacy coastline its charming bays and its surrounding islets The island has 3000 inhabitants who are divided among Hora Skala which is also the main port and Kampos Away from the flow of mass tourism Patmos is ideal for those looking for alternatives The simultaneous presence of spirituality wild untouched nature and 20th century tourism make it a unique place making many visitors return again and again The most beautiful beach of the island is Psili Ammos The atmosphere here is exotic with the enormous waves and the sandy beach surrounded by wild beauty No sun beds or umbrellas A little tavernas serves traditional food It is not so easy to reach Psili

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  • Rodos (Dodecanesse) | Sailing in Greece - Yacht Charters Greece
    influences Such a place is the Medieval Town of Rodos a functional part of the modern city of Rodos which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1988 The ancient city state of Lindos experienced great naval and cultural prosperity Home of the savant ruler Cleovulus it was admired for its wealth beauty and strategic position Lindos has been home to great artists such as Chares designer and sculptor of the Colossus of Rodos Lysippus Pythokritos son of Timocharios who along with Athinodoros and Agisandros created the Nike of Samothrace and the Laocoon Group as well as to the historiographer Evagoras of Lindos Timachidas author of the famous Chronicle of Lindos and the poet Cleobuline What characterises the magnificent beaches of Rodos is their unique diversity thatsatisfies even the most demanding visitor Pebbled beaches extending along many kilometers small bays and coves and endless beaches of golden sand On the beaches of Kalithea and Faliraki wherethe blue sea meets the golden sand hundreds of people enjoy swimming and sunbathing or having fun with a variety of water sports everyday The picturesque bays of Kallithea Ladiko and Anthony Quinn with their clear waters and rocky shores are among the most beautiful and romantic small beaches of the island and are very popular with couples and young visitors In the area of Archangelos shaded by the steep cliff with the monastery of Virgin Mary on the top Tsambika bay with golden sand and shallow waters is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island Beneath the majestic Acropolis of Lindos visitors can enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Lindos bay in a cosmopolitan environment The beaches of South Rodos each with its own character more crowded or deserted with pebbles or sand but all of them with crystal

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