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An 8-day adventure exploring Greece’s legendary Dodecanese islands, by land and sea. You’ll hike, climb and explore mountains and coastlines by day and sleep at sea by night in the most excitingly diverse combination of adventure styles we’re running this year.

Services
  • Accommodation
  • Boat tour
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Driver
  • Family friendly
  • Free time
  • Group Tour
  • Live guide
  • Lunch
  • Multi-day Tour
  • Photo stop
  • Private Tour
  • Round Trip Transfer
  • Safety Equipment
  • Shopping possibility

Day 1 - Welcome to the Greek Islands!

Welcome to Greece’s Dodecanese islands - and your journey starts in Kos, first mentioned in Homer’s Iliad and visited by the legendary Heracles (Hercules). We’ll arrange for your transfers from the airport to the marina, where your floating home for the next week is currently moored - and after introductions and a little free time to go exploring, you’ll turn in for the night, since you’re setting sail in the morning.

Exciting times. Best of luck sleeping!

Night: Onboard sailing boat.

Day 2 - Sailing to Pserimos

Today we’ll set off early, leaving Kos to follow the underwater mountain range that forms these islands. Our next destination is Pserimos, a beautiful island of little more than a hundred inhabitants, and we’ll sail along the coast and walk around the island enjoying the hot sun and cooling turquoise water that will be our constant companions for the next week. From here we’ll move on to the dramatic mountains of neighbouring Kalymnos, where we’ll be rock-climbing for the next few days. We’ll moor the boat at Kalymnos for the night.

Night: Onboard sailing boat.

Day 3 and 4 - Rock Climbing in Kalymnos

Kalymnos has been described as ““the epitome of sport climbing”, and with 80 scalable crags and more than 2,000 different routes on offer, it’s not hard to see why. For the next two days, you’ll be shown the best in Aegean rock climbing, and be given the chance to explore routes according to your level of skill, under the expert guidance of our instructors. If you are a beginner, training can be provided. You’ll enjoy incredible views and stretch your muscles nicely - before collapsing back on the boat at night for the best sleep you’ve had all year.


Climbing: 6 - 8 hours / day.
Nights: Onboard sailing boat.

Day 5 to 7 - Exploring the Islands by Land and Sea

Now to explore properly! For the next 3 days,you’ll set off on a circular sailing adventure round the nearby islands, combining sailing around spectacular coastlines and into stunning bays and inlets for some rest & relaxation time, and hiking along beaches and across mountainsides.

You’ll get a feel for what life is like in the Dodecanese, you’ll meet the people, try the local food, and explore landscapes essentially unchanged since Classical times. This is the Greece you came to see - and you’ll be exploring it up close, and experiencing a world you’ll never forget. Weather permitting, your route will be Kalymnos to Astypalaia (the most beautiful place we’ll visit on the whole trip), to Nisyros and finally back to Kalymnos - with an alternate route available from Kalymnos to Leros, Lipsi, Kampos/Patmos and back to Kalymnos. On the seventh day, you’ll sail back to Kos, ready for departure the next day - and everyone will toast their farewells during your last night on the boat.


Trekking: decided in group.
Sailing: depending on weather and route.
Nights: Onboard sailing boat.

Day 8 - Farewell for now, Greece

Once you’re packed, it’s sadly time to depart. Depending on your flight time you might have a chance to enjoy a little more of Kos - and we’ll arrange for transfers to the airport when it’s time for you to hit the road home.

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