11 days / 10 nights
Join our very interesting optional tours in Kos, Leros & Patmos islands.
Or rent a car and follow our itinerary by your own!!!
Arrival in Kos airport or Port of the island and transfer to the hotel. Rest day free.
Our air-conditioned coach will pick you up for a day touring our beautiful island. Our guide will tell you all about the fascinating culture, history and sights that Kos has to offer.
First you will learn about the history of Hippocrates by visiting the Asklepeion, an ancient hospital, dedicated to the God of Health, Asklepeios.
After we scale the mountains to the traditional village of Zia, which looks over the island, providing panoramic views. Here you can visit the quaint, traditional craft shops and the Natural Park with its birds, goats and other different animals of Kos, or maybe stop for a coffee break in one of the many cafes, while taking in the unbeatable view. Continuing through the mountains, we visit Pyli with its fresh mountain spring.
Next we head to Kefalos where we stop at Kamari Bay. Here you will have time to enjoy the crystal clear waters at one of the best beaches on the island or have a meal at the beach tavern.
Last but not least we visit Antimahia, in the middle of the island, with the oldest active windmill of Kos and a traditional greek house.
Enjoy yourself and get to know this beautiful island all in one day !
Take the chance to visit one of the most beautiful island of the Aegean.
Nissyros, one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese, still untouched from today’s modernism, is rich in unparalleled natural beauties and cultural heritage. It leads its life between the white painted narrow streets of its capital Mandraki and the semi-wild nature of the Volcanic Valley.
Have your breath taken away as our guide accompanies you in the coach, driving up 2000 feet to the highest point of the mountain for a visit to the volcano, one of the few dormant volcano’s in the world. Experience the incredible panoramic view before starting the descent to the crater, where you will feel the volcano alive, bubbling under foot and see the sculpture springs hissing. The visit of the island is not complete without a homage to the old Byzantine Castle, which hosts the Monastery of Virgin Mary, carved into the rock. Myth has it that the monastery was established by regretted pirates who became its first monks.
As a special highlight we will as well visit the traditional and picturesque mountain village Nikia during our stay in the island.
10:00 Pick up from the hotel in Kos town and transfer to the main port of Kos.
11.00 Departure with speed boat to Leros Island.
12:25 Arrival in Leros Port – transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Check in and rest of the day free
You can choose also to join our Greek night event ( Optional Event 18:00-23:00).
09:00 Pick up from the hotel.
Our first stop is ALINDA, known for the most beautiful beach of the island, (on our way we pass the British War Cemetery, 2nd World War) and for the Folklore & Historical Museum “Belleni Tower”.
After this interesting visit we will head towards Agia Marina and Platanos.(Capital of Leros) and through Pandeli – a lovely typical fisher village- the road leads us up to the dominating Castle of Panagia. Here you will not only enjoy a magnificent view but also be impressed of the beauty of the Church of Panagia and the rich variety of the Ecclesiastical Museum.
The next highlight on our tour will be the town and port of Lakki, to arrive there we pass the villages of Spilia and Vromolithos. Lakki was constructed during the Italian Occupation (1930). The port of Lakki is one of the most secure natural ports of the Mediterranean Sea. Leaving the town we follow the road along the seaside towards Merikia and the location to visit is a very interesting and unique museum: the War Tunnel Museum. It is situated in an authentic underground bomb shelter. The exhibition takes you back to World War II. A Video clip shows very realistic these dark days of history.
Coming back to Lakki we all need a coffee break and we will enjoy it in one of the nice cafeterias close to the sea.
Our tour takes us now to the southern part of Leros, leaving behind us Temenia we arrive at Xirokambos. (A charming village with a nice beach). The purpose of our stay is a little chapel: the Panagia Kavouradena -The Virgin Mary with the crab.
Back to Lakki we are heading towards the northern part of the island passing through the villages of Plakes, Drymonas, Gourna (famous for a marvelous sunset) and Kamara, continuing to Partheni, passing the Airport, and arriving at our last destination the Church of Agia Kioura –Matrona. A church, under the protection of UNESCO, famous for its very special wall icons. These paintings were made by some of the political prisoners of a nearby concentration camp during the Greek Dictator Ship (1970).
From the island Leros you can explore the other islands around it by boat. You can participate in organized trips to visit each island with the boat Barbarossa.
Every morning at 11.00am we leave the harbor of Aghia Marina on Leros. We pass by the island North of Leros. After about one hour we arrive at the white islands. After a jump in the crystal clear waters of these islands and a lot of pictures we go on board, for a meze and ouzo! Slowly we heading for the next stop for another swim (Macronisi or Tiganakia both deserted islands).
The last stop is the longest and have time enough to explore the islands, swim or/and have dinner in one of the restaurants. All these places have a small amount of citizens (especially Arkii and Marathi). Have excellent restaurants with their own traditional dishes and beautiful sandy beaches. All islands are worth a visit!
Slowly the daytrip comes to an end after seeing so many islands. While going back to Leros, we serve a juicy watermelon and hope to see some dolphins! At 19.00pm we anchor the boat in Aghia Marina again.
11.30 Pick up from the hotel in Leros and transfer to the main port of Leros.
12.25 Departure with speed boat to Patmos Island.
13:25 Arrival in Patmos Port – transfer to the hotel of your choice.
Check in and rest of the day free!
This varied tour is perfect for those who want just a little bit more.
You will visit the Cave of the Apocalypse, home to the birth of the Book of Revelation, the last book in the Holy Bible. In 95AD, at the time of the persecution of the Christians, St. John was exiled to the island of Patmos where the vision of the Revelation was revealed to him in this small cave which has now become a place of worship and an important destination for pilgrims.
On leaving the Cave you will drive to the old village of Chora, on the hilltop where you will have the opportunity to photograph the breathtaking panoramic view over the island and discover the stunning architecture of houses dating from the fifteen to eighteen hundreds.
Chora, the island's capital, houses the 11th century Monastery of St. John the Theologian. Here one can get a glimpse of monastic life and absorb timeless history through the magnificent ecclesiastical artifacts of its museum. Among the Monastery’s treasures are frescoes of the founder Christodoulou and miracles of St. John, ancient documents dating from the 6th century, vestments, silverware and numerous icons including a work attributed to El Greco.
From the Monastery you will walk through the winding cobbled streets of Chora to the house of Simandiris. There you will have the unique experience of seeing the interior of a traditional Patmian house along with antique furniture, embroidery, and paintings collected over 8 generations of the Simandiris family members.
Before returning by your private vehicle to the port of Skala, you will conclude your tour with a walk through Chora and have the opportunity to browse the open air shops.
An interesting scenic island tour has been designed for those of you who prefer to discover the beauties of Patmos within the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle.
Commencing your tour from the port of Skala you will drive halfway up the mountain to the cave of St. John to visit the most important site of the island.
Your sightseeing will then bring you to the windmills of Chora, once upon a time the landmark of all Aegean islands. Enjoy the view, take photos and from there continue to the south part of the island and observe the highest point of it and the small village of Gricou.
You will continue your drive around the island to see its landscape of outstanding natural beauty comprised mostly of rocky hills, dozens of tongues of land reaching out into the sea, tranquil beaches and many picturesque inlets, before you arrive at the village of Kambos, located in the north part of the island.
Here you will be welcomed with a refreshment and a traditional local sweet. Your tour ends in the port of Skala, the quaint and picturesque harbor of the island.
09:00 Check out and transfer to Skala main port of Patmos.
10:05 Departure to Kos island with Speed boat.
12.30 Arrival in Kos Port –Transfer to Hotel.
17:00 Pick up from Hotel to Zia village where you will watch the sunset and enjoy the Greek Dancer with a excellent food and wine!!!
12.00 Check out from hotel and transfer to the Airport or to the main port of Kos island.