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Day 5: Leipsoi - Kalymnos

Route from Bodrum to the northern islands of 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

Lagoon, 2015
Lagoon 380
Booked 8 times recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Deck shower
Dinghy
Hot water
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Swimming ladder
From 06/11 to 13/11
2 200 1 804
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Lagoon, 2019
Lagoon 42 (4 dbl / 1 single )
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Bimini
CD/DVD
Dinghy
Electric winches
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Hot water
Hydraulic gangway
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
From 06/11 to 13/11
4 210
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Dufour Yachts, 2020
Dufour 430 GL
Booked 7 times recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 06/11 to 13/11
1 800 1 620
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Hanse Yachts, 2021
Hanse 458
Booked 4 times recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
Coffee maker
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Snorkeling gear
Solar panels
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 06/11 to 13/11
2 100 1 796
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2019
Oceanis 51.1 - 5 + 1 cab.
Booked 4 times recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Autopilot
Bimini
Bow thruster
Deck shower
Dinghy
Electric toilet
Fans in cabins
GPS plotter
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Outside speakers
Refrigerator
Self-tacking jib
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 06/11 to 13/11
2 350 1 100
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat
Bénéteau, 2016
Oceanis 55
Booked 5 times recently
Marina Kos, Kos
(Greece)
Air condition
Autopilot
Batten mainsail
Bimini
Bow thruster
CD/DVD
Deck shower
Dinghy
GPS plotter
Hot water
Inverter
Lazy jack / Lazy bag
Outboard engine
Refrigerator
Roller furling genoa
Snorkeling gear
Sprayhood
Swimming ladder
From 06/11 to 13/11
3 800 3 420
for 1 week, rent a yacht bareboat