Fringed by the finest beaches in the Dodecanese, dwarfed beneath mighty crags, cut through with lush valleys and everywhere displaying proud relics of its storied past, Kos is an island of endless surprises and varied treasures.
Leros is said to have been the original home of Artemis the Huntress. There’s certainly something alluringly untamed and beautiful about the island, which is scattered with stunning Orthodox churches, dazzling blue coves and whitewashed villages.
Little seems to have changed in Patmos during the 2000 years since St John experienced his awesome Revelation here. His hillside cave is now a monastery, and an even larger monastery now bristles atop the island’s highest hill.
If you’re looking for a green adventure on a lost island, Tilos is the place for you, with its mountains turning russet gold in the afternoon and fishing boats bobbing in Livadia’s pretty harbor.