EXCITING SAILING EXCURSIONS FROM RHODES
The island of Kos, the hometown of Hippocrates, father of Medicine, is mainly known for its long history dating back to the third millennium BC and its abundant sandy beaches. Kos has been continuously inhabited since the prehistoric era, evident in the island’s numerous historical and cultural sites, including the Ancient Agora, Askleipieion and the Knights castle.
For overnight stays, Mitsis Hotels marks its presence on the island with five properties, Blue Domes Resort & Spa, Family Village Beach Hotel, Norida Beach Hotel, Ramira Beach Hotel and Summer Palace Beach Hotel.
The Greek province of Kos also includes the smaller volcanic island of Nisyros, famous for its unique geology. The picturesque island has a 4 km-wide caldera, formed within the past 150,000 years. According to Greek mythology, the island was formed when Poseidon cut off a part of Kos and threw it to the Giant Polybotes to prevent him from escaping!
Colourful and elegant, the island of Symi is known for its charming Town harbour and annual music festival. The island is home to turquoise waters, impressive monasteries and great food.
The island of Halki is small but makes a big impression! The absence of vehicles and the laid-back attitude of residents create a serene, romantic atmosphere. Wander the colourful alleyways of Nimporio and explore two of Halki’s hidden treasures: the monastery of Taxiarxhis Mihael Palarniotis and the islet of Alimia, found between Halki and Rhodes.
Tilos, with its unspoiled charm thanks to its secluded location, has emerged as an alternative tourism destination in the country.