Pserimos is a small island in the Dodecanese between Kalymnos and Kos. The picturesque island is an ideal destination for a day trip, but also for a quiet vacation. Here you will find more information about Pserimos, the beaches, the activities and how to get to the island.
Holidays in Pserimos
Pserimos is one of the smallest islands of the Dodecanese and belongs administratively to neighboring Kalymnos. It is also called Capari, as the aromatic plant abounds on the island. Pserimos has about 30 permanent residents and basic tourist infrastructure for summer visitors. The northern part is called “Akra Vassiliki” and the southern “Akra Roussa”.
The island is ideal for relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you love simplicity and are looking for the triptych “sun – sea – tranquility”, then Pserimos is the ultimate destination for you. In case you are on another island of the Dodecanese, it is worth visiting Pserimos for a day trip, to dive in the crystal-clear waters and to take as a souvenir beautiful shells that are fished on the island.
Beaches in Pserimos
Pserimos is small, but has several beaches with sand and gravel or sand and small rocks and crystal-clear waters. The most easily accessible beach is located in the port, Avlakia, and has tamarisk trees and some umbrellas for shade. Following the path that leads outside the settlement you will find the other beaches of Pserimos within 10-50 minutes walk. Some are completely isolated, so we suggest you bring an umbrella, water and snacks to spend your day there.
The best beaches in Pserimos are:
- Panagia Grafiotissa
Activities in Pserimos
The main activity in Pserimos is undoubtedly relaxation. If you are tired of sunbathing on the beautiful sandy beaches, we suggest walking on the mapped paths of the island. On your way you will find beautiful small coves for diving and you will enjoy the magnificent view to Kalymnos and the Turkish coasts.
In addition to hiking, you can go on a day trip by boat from Pserimos to the neighboring island of Plati.
Plati has beautiful beaches and its waters are considered one of the cleanest in the Dodecanese. Also, if you like diving, you can go for underwater exploration on the north and east side of the island, where there are shipwrecks.
Pserimos is a tiny island, with an area of only 15 square kilometers. It has taverns, cafes and mini markets, but no pharmacy and doctor’s office. Also, there is no ATM on the island, so make sure you have cash with you, otherwise you will need to fly to Kalymnos or Kos.
Most trips to Pserimos are made on foot, by sea taxi or by boat, as there are no roads and no cars. Pserimos has a settlement, Avlakia, which is the port of the island. There you will find rooms to let for accommodation, as well as a large camping center, where scout trips are usually organized. Some also choose more secluded parts of the island for camping.
Some useful phones for the holidays in Pserimos:
Ferry itineraries: +30 2243024444
Kalymnos Port Authority: +30 2243024444
Police Department: +30 2243023197
General Hospital – Health Center of Kalymnos “To Vouvaleio”: +30 2243361910
Ferry itineraries and ferry tickets to Pserimos
Pserimos is not connected by direct routes with mainland Greece. You can go to the island by boat from Kalymnos or Kos (Mastichari). Ferry tickets from Kalymnos and Kos to Pserimos are available at the port of departure.
How do I get to Pserimos?
Pserimos is connected with Kalymnos and Kos (Mastichari) throughout the year. The itineraries run daily in summer and 2-3 times a week in winter. The ferry connection is served mainly by sea taxis and boats, while there are also some conventional ships of ANEK (Shipping Company of Kalymnos).
- Kalymnos – Pserimos: If you want to go on a day trip to Pserimos, the ferries from Kalymnos depart around 09.30 in the morning and return at 17.00. The duration of the trip Kalymnos – Pserimos is about 50 minutes.
- Kos – Pserimos: Ferries from Kos to Pserimos depart from the port of Mastichari, in the northwest of the island. The journey takes 35 minutes.
Telendos is a small island in the Dodecanese, opposite Kalymnos with an area of a little less than 5 sq. Km. Despite its tiny size, the land is mountainous, with the highest peak at 459 meters.
The tiny Telendos was once united with the neighboring island of Kalymnos, but a strong earthquake in 535 AD. separated them.
On the island there is only one settlement in the picturesque port, while the special feature of Telendos is that there are no cars, as it lacks a road network. The island, despite receiving many visitors in the summer, enjoys a peculiar quiet that you do not easily find in the other Aegean islands.
The unique and homonymous settlement of Telendos, is located directly opposite the village of Myrties in Kalymnos, with which it is connected by small boats, “sea taxis” that operate regular transport (about 10 minutes distance). Next to the port there is a sandy beach with natural shade from tamarisk trees and shallow waters. On the west side is formed the bay “Hochlakas” which also has a beach with crystal clear waters.
The infrastructure of Telendos covers the basic needs, while rooms for rent and taverns are developed mainly along the port.
The island is suitable for hiking as it has a number of extremely interesting routes.Telendos belongs to the municipality of Kalymnos of the Regional Unit of Kalymnos and according to the 2011 census has a population of 94 inhabitants.
On the island there are archeological findings of late Roman and early Byzantine habitation, while several early Christian temples and vaulted tombs are of interest.
The island is a wonderful habitat for many species of birds, while it has been declared as a Special Protection Zone for the species: Blackfin (Falco eleonorae), Falco naumanni, Falco (Falco peregrinus) and Aegean gull (Larus audouinii) by the European Ecological Network 2000.