Description of Pserimos
Pserimos or Kapari as it is called by the locals is actually a dot of land in the Aegean which is usually omitted by the tourist guides of Dodecanese. It is a place of tranquillity and despite its narrow fame and size is provided with some rooms in hotels and tourist facilities in general.
Geography of Pserimos
Pserimos spans an area of 14,5 sq. km. with a total population of 130 residents. The islands closer to Pserimos are Kalymnos on the west and Kos on the south.
History of Pserimos
This small island has been actually a follower of the history of the neighboring islands of the Dodecanese and was several times deserted by its few residents. Pserimos is mentioned in the list of the islands of Kalymnos by Homer and is still depended on the larger islands next to it.
Sightseeing on Pserimos
The vast majority of visitors are day-trippers from Kalymnos or Kos who wish to enjoy the lovely beaches and good food. The beaches on Pserimos are: Avlakia, Trevathia, Roussa, Vathi, Marathontas, Korakia and Glistra. Pserimos is well-known for the good food and the local Dodecanesian cuisine served in the restaurants on the seafront. There is also a extent boy scout camp that is visited from scouts from all over the world every year.
Local Products of Pserimos
There is always fresh fish but also local meat and some dairy products.
Getting to Pserimos
By ferry boats departing from Kalymnos and Kos Islands.
Best time to visit Pserimos
From June till September.
Useful Phone Numbers on Pserimos
Police: +30 22430 23197
Port Authorities of Pserimos: +30 22430 24444
Map for Pserimos2
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