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Pserimos (Greek: Ψέριμος), also called Capari, is one of the smallest islands of the southern Aegean, the Dodecanese islands, and is located between Kos and Kalymnos, to which it belongs administratively, at a distance of 4.2 n. m. from the first and 6 n. m. southeast of the second. Having 11 islands near it (Plati, Nekropothiki, Exopetra, Krevvatia, Vasiliki, Ligio, Mermigas, Gialos and two anonymous) we can say that it is a multifaceted complex. Pserimos was, along with the surrounding islets, the "Kalidnas islands" as mentioned by Homer. Plinios calls it Pserema, so we know its name is old and has been preserved for centuries. The area of Pserimos is 15 Km2, it has many low hills and small valleys with abundant olive trees, mostly cultivated by the inhabitants. Due to the low vegetation, the native extraordinarily fragrant caper, for whom the island was famous since antiquity, is abundant. Peaceful quiet beaches are the attraction of visitors during the summer months. There are no roads on the island and there are no cars. The only settlement on the island is Avlakia, where its harbor is located.
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On coasts and islands of central and southern Greece, where the climate is Mediterranean, winter is mild and quite rainy, while summers are sunny and hot.
On the islands, during winter the wind often blows; precipitation often occurs at night and in the early morning. On the islands, snowfalls are rare, and generally occur only in the northern ones, during the most intense cold spells.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of Greece. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. In summer, in the Aegean Sea the Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, and even if the sky is clear.
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