Telendos Greece is a small island, a very short distance from Kalymnos. Up to 535AD this tiny island was part of Kalymnos until an earthquake separated the two. It is a lovely, quiet, traffic-free island.
The best way to get there is by way of a short boat trip from Myrties in Kalymnos. There's an assortment of places to stay; some are basic but most are extremely comfortable and very hospitable. Each of them provides more or less immediate access to some great beaches.
The boat trip costs 2 euros per person and it only takes a few minutes to whisk you to a truly heavenly island. Sometimes the little boat is full, especially when the overseas flights arrive into Kos, and the visitors travel en-mass when the ferry has arrived from Mastichari. So, be patient!
There are also certain days throughout the year when particular celebrations take place on the island and on these specific days you will find hundreds of Kalymnians heading for the 'ferry terminal' in Myrties. It is chaos, but in true Greek style, nobody gets stressed, everybody is so friendly and welcoming and the job, as always, gets done.
The walk along the water front is calm and peaceful with only the Tamarisk trees swaying in the breeze. It is idyllic and beautiful, in spite of it being basic, but with very good amenities. It will almost certainly stay in your mind forever as a very special place to visit.
There are several places which offer accommodation on the island, and some outstanding tavernas and restaurants. They are all extremely welcoming and if you stay for a while, you will soon have many 'new friends' to share your holiday stories with.
The island is visited by the rock climbing fraternity from March to end of May and September to late November. It has three good climbing areas, Eros, St Constine and one called North Face.
Its two main beaches are called Hohlaka and Potha. For those who enjoy nude sun-bathing, there is also Paradise beach further along the front which is a little more private, but also very pretty.
The island is considered by many to be the perfect getaway island. Telendos Greece will soothe away all those stresses, which have probably built up over many months, in a matter of moments.
I had the pleasure to visit the island of Telendos last summer while holidaying in Kos. Such a pity I only spent a couple of hours there with my camera....short of memory! If you enjoy quiet holidays in the Greek isles off the beaten track, I'm sure you'll love Telendos.