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Shared By: D. Durrant on Aug 14, 2011
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Description

Telendos is a small island that sits off the northwestern shore of Kalymnos. The island was part of Kalymnos until the mid 6th century A.D., when an earthquake collapsed the land bridge. Telendos is free of roads and has a very sleepy feel.
There are a variety of crags on the island, caves, vertical walls, and even a long adventurous climb to the top of the north face. The Three Caves sit above the small town and are easy seen from Armeos, Masouri, and Myrties. With crags on all sides of the island one is sure to find the aspect they are looking for.

Getting There

There are many ferries (small fishing boats really) that leave from Myrties jetty many times during the day. The boat ride is about 10 minutes and ends at the sleepy hamlet of Telendos. From here you can either walk to the crags, or take a boat that drops you off at the base of Irox sector. The boat to the crags takes just a few minutes and leaves the hamlet at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00, with return trips at 17:00, 18:00, and 19:00. Captain Yiannis charges 3 euro each way.

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About the boat rides. They do not run if the winds or seas are not suitable for the journey. And the times and frequency below are based on personal experience while we are here (early October).
At least three separate destinations now and several different captains (Yiannis and George among them);
1. Myrties jetty to Telendos Village, 2 Euro per person each way, first boat at 7.30a or 8a,
1a. Return is the same fare, every 30 or 60 minutes on the hour,
2. Myrties jetty to Irox via Telendos Village, 5 Euro per person, first boat 8a (unless special arrangement?),
2a. Return also via the Village, same fare, departs Irox 3p, 4p, 5p, and maybe 1 more depending on demand and other factors,
3. Myrties jetty to South Face, 10 Euro per person, first boat 7a (wise to make prior arrangement at the jetty), no min number of pax so it seems. I suspect this trip is drop-off only. You are expected to return to Myrties from Irox or Telendos Village (we did the latter while friends did the former).

Have fun. Getting off at South Face drop-off on a windy day requires care and commitment. Be safe! Oct 8, 2018