Magic Beach is one of the first beaches you will encounter on the long stretch of beach between Kardamena and Kefalos. To get there you will have to take the road that goes from the airport to Kefalos and once you have gone past a few bends you will encounter the sign clearly indicating the beach. These pictures were taken, during the summer, very early in the morning, so there was no one around except for a few joggers that passed by while I was there. Still, this remains part of the most sought out shoreline on the island of Kos and as you can see deservedly so...
The Cape Krikelos area is characterized by its rugged terrain, its sparse vegetation and the total absence of any kind of fauna. It is a wild and desolate place. There are plenty of amazing mostly grey and/or reddish rocks dispersed all over the region. Shaped by the elements to which they are constantly exposed, they have taken on their current forms after weathering tremendous storms. The terrain is full of crags, crevices and precipices while scattered among them are great slabs of jagged rock, beautiful large boulders and plenty of stones. In the pictures that follow I have tried to give you a sample of the marvels you can admire and if you just let your imagination run free you will recognize many familiar shapes in nature's carvings...
The island of Telendos is situated opposite Kalymnos from which it was separated in the 6th century A.D. following an earthquake. Administratively, the island still belongs to Kalymnos. It consists of a large mountain and only the southern, flatter part of the island, is inhabited. There are small boats departing to and from Telendos to Myrties on the island of Kalymnos every half hour from early in the morning to late at night, so it's a really easy transfer as soon as you get to Myrties. The cost is just 2 eur one way, so it's not much of an expense. Telendos is separated from Kalymnos by a stretch of sea of roughly 1 kilometer, so potentially you could even swim across if you really feel like it... There are no cars on the island and a paved alley has been built along the shoreline. It's the ideal place for a stroll to be followed by a nice meal at the waterfront.
For the more adventurous among you there are a few caves to visit high up on the mountain, while thrill seekers can go to the numerous sites favored by climbers. A number of monuments and archaeological sites are located on the island including a Paleochristian Necropolis, some Basilicas and a Byzantine settlement. The beaches are few and relatively small although the clear waters are certainly inviting. The views of Kalymnos are simply astounding and you should definitely spend some time admiring them. The food is really good, especially the seafood, and I would recommend that you try it out. Enjoying a delicious meal with a stunning perspective of Kalymnos... you can't get much better than that
Some interesting sites
- A blog about the island of Tilos
- A great blog about Greek wines
- A great food blog by Peter Minakis
- A site in Greek about the Dikaios area
- A site with articles by V. Hatzivasileiou on the history of Kos (in Greek)
- Mastichari uncovered
- Octopus in my ouzo (A blog about the island of Tilos)
- Photography by Sophia Karagianni
- The filitas website with a number of articles in Greek