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Day 3: Nissyros - Kalymnos

7 days around the Dodecanese

Kalymnos

Though it shares the same mountainous terrain and cove-dotted coastline as its northern neighbours in the Dodecanese Islands, the island if Kalymnos is unique in its own special way. Kalymnos, situated between Kos and Leros, is also a whole chain of islands of the same name. It has plenty of churches, a few museums, and dozens of fantastic beaches. The population is sparse and in the past, the local residents crafted handmade sponges. The history of Kalymnos has the same history of governing bodies as the nearby Southern Sporades: from the Byzantines to the Venetians, the Knights of Malta, the Turks and the Italians. Yet, it does have one standout feature that sharply distinguishes the island from its counterparts, and that’s mountain climbing.

The terrain of Kalymnos is so mountainous and yet so varied that it manages to pack in more than 1,500 climbing routes of varying difficulty. Once every two years, it’s the scene of the Kalymnos International Mountain Climbing Festival.

Aside from alpinists, the island also draws diving enthusiasts. Kalymnos boasts Greece’s only state-run scuba diving school.

Recommended boats for this region

Beneteau, 2007
Cyclades 50.5
Booked 4 times recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Air condition
Audio input
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Solar panels
Sprayhood
TV
From 28/05 to 04/06
3 700 3 330
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
, 2020
Excess 12
Booked 2 times recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Outboard engine
Solar panels
From 28/05 to 04/06
5 650 4 520
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Hanse Yachts, 2015
Hanse 455
Booked 5 times recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Dinghy
Gennaker
GPS plotter
Hot water
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Safety net
Sprayhood
Stand up paddle
From 28/05 to 04/06
4 200 3 360
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2017
Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Booked 3 times recently
Mandraki Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Internet connection
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Spinnaker
Sprayhood
From 28/05 to 04/06
3 970 3 573
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bavaria Yachtbau, 2017
Bavaria 46 Cruiser
Booked 5 times recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Heating
Outboard engine
Roller furling genoa
Roller furling mainsail
Safety net
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 28/05 to 04/06
4 200 3 150
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Beneteau, 2020
Oceanis 46.1 (5/3)
Booked 2 times recently
Rhodes Marina, Rhodes
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bathing platform
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
GPS plotter in cockpit
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Self-tacking jib
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 28/05 to 04/06
4 750 3 800
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat