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We sailed north to the small island of Pserimos and sailing around Kalymnos


On the 1th of May is a holiday but for us every day is a holday 🙂 Today we are anchored in Vathy bay on the small island of Pserimos, between Kos and Kalymnos. We tried to hide from the northwestern wind, and this is a beautiful bay on the eastern side of the island.

It was so nice to finally use our amazing cusions we bought in Marmaris.

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A nice quiet bay, mostly by ourselves. The beach is not that nice, but if the water was warmer I definately would have a swim here!

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We took a hike to the other side of the island. It is uphill on the eastern side, and of course downhill on the western side. It is easy to see the path, but be careful, it is a lot of loose stones.

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The view from the top. The village is in the bay in the middle of this photo.

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Some nice buildings, but this is a really quiet place.

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But it is a amazing beach on this side of the island!

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A supermarket and some small shops, and a couple of restaurants.

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Nice paintings on the houses!

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We made a loop and walked up the hill behind the village on the way back.

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A small church on our way. It was not much to see, but a nice walk!

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A sign for Vathy

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The view from the top, we are still the only boat in the bay.

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A video from todays hike!


We sailed further on to Kalymnos, the next island west of Pserimos. It was a beautiful sail where we could relaxe on deck the whole day.

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We sailed to the northwestern side, to Emporios. We came late so we stayed in the boat and had a plan to go ashore the next day.

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But it is not always we can keep the plan. We went to bed a bit late last night (2.30 AM) and before Astor came to bed he realize we were dragging, even if we had line ashore. It was wind coming over the mountains. It is a big bay and we tried to find shelter somewhere else, but that was hard because of the mountains around the bay, but finally we find a nice spot on the outside of the island of Telendos. It was so quiet.. for a couple of hours… then the swell came in, on the beam of the boat… so we woke up early the next morning and went back to Emporios where we tied up to a bouy for a couple of hours before we sailed north around the island to the eastern side. Am I tired?? Jup!

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We had a visit of some dolphins in this bay, amazing to watch!

We anchored in Sikati bay and had a spectacular view to all the climbers. Kalymnos is one of the most popular climbing destination in the world and we saw a lot of them all over the island.

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It was a nice anchorage…

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… but a huge amount of garbage on the beach…

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We had a short walk to the other side, where all the climbers were the day before.

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Not old ruins, I guess this is a shelter for all the goats.

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The goat were not afraid

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Do you see the face?

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A nice place for climbing, but climbing is not for me!

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A bit curious??

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Before we left the bay we wanted to check out a cave we saw on the way into the bay, so we sailed to that bay (short distance) and anchored to do this small hike. You can see the cave up in the hill!

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It was easy to see the path up there from the beach. But a lot of spiders, and Astor also saw a snake…

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A nice small bay, not much space. We came from the bay on the right side.

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I thought it would be a big cave to walk into, but when we came up there it was huge and open, and you had to climb to get inside. Not for me…

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It looks huge from the sea, just a short walk up in the hill.

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After sailing around the whole island of Kalymnos it was time to enter the main town. Follow us in the next post when we explore the island by car and foot!

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