“Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea.” ― Nikos Kazantzkis, Zorba the Greek
Kalymnos, Kos and Pserimos- three Greek Island off the coast of Turkey. Whilst staying in Kos, a notorious party destination, we decided to take a boat trip round the neighboring islands to soak in a bit of culture. I am so glad we did, this was the highlight of my trip!
We stopped off in several bays for a swim. The first thing that hits you, after the heat, is just how crystal clear the vivid turquoise water is!
Our first stop was Kalymnos, famous for its sponge diving. The sponge industry brought much wealth and fame to the island. This all came to an end in the 80s when disease hit the island putting a stop to sponge diving.
We visited on of it's many sponge museums that celebrates the island's nautical history and tradition. The history, methods of diving and variety of sponges are on display for tourists.
Next we sailed to the tiny island of Pserimos. With a population of just 130, and only 35 that live on the island year round, this remote island is perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing! Quiet, quaint and undisturbed, Pserimos has a tiny high street made up of a couple pocket size shops and a few restaurants.
I loved how this sleepy island has its own gmail address!
The High Street!