Telendos, is a Greek island in the southeastern Aegean Sea, belonging to the Dodecanese. It is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) off the coast of the larger island of Kalymnos, of which it is administratively a part.
The island is approximately semi-circular in shape, consisting of a single, steep, flat-top mountain whose sides plunge directly into the sea. The only flat land is at the southern tip of the island, which is where the only settlement is located.
There are no cars on the island, and as of 2001 the population stood at 54. Telendos was joined to Kalymnos, becoming separated from it in the 6th century AD following a series of earthquakes.
Getting to Telendos.
There is only one way to get to Telendos, and it is with caiques from Myrties on Kalymnos. The voyage takes around 5 minutes and it's cheap, just around 2 Euros. The caiques starts to go around eight o'clock in the morning and the last boat back to Myrties leaves from Telendos around midnight.
If you go to the left of the port you will find the beaches of Plaka and Potha. If you continue a little distance more you will reach the island's official nudist beach: Paradise beach.The beach is extremely small and it is crowded during high season.
If you go to the left of the port instead, through the whole village and pass the church, you will come to the island's best beach: Cholakas with clear water, excellent snorkeling opportunities and nice surroundings.