Kalymnos is a very special island of Dodecanese, geographically located on the eastern side of Greece, between the islands of Leros and Kos. The island of Kalymnos stands out for its wild, rocky landscape. In fact, over the last years, this landscape has attracted many rock climbers and even an international rock climbing festival takes place there every October. The main rock climbing parts are the northern side of Kalymnos and the neighboring island of Telendos. Pothia Town is the capital of the island, while nice seaside places are Myrties, Emporios, Vathy, Kantouni and Massouri.
View to the fishing village of Vathy on the eastern side of Kalymnos island, Greece
Due to its wild landscape, Kalymnos is a popular island for rock climbing
Panoramic view of the town and port of Pothia, the capital of Kalymnos Greece
Beautiful sunset from the beach of Kantouni, a popular tourist place in Kalymnos Dodecanese
Kalymnos island is famous all over the world for its high-quality natural sponges
View to the seaside village of Myrties in northern Kalymnos and the neighboring island of Telendos
Fishing boats at the small port of Vathy in Kalymnos island
The seaside village of Emporio and the wild mountains of Kalymnos island, Greece
Kalymnos can be reached by ferry from Athens (port of Piraeus) three times per week. The trip is long and takes about 12-14 hours. There are also ferries to Kalymnos from the close islands of Dodecanese, such as Kos, Patmos, Leros and Rhodes. Kalymnos also has a small airport which works only in summer, 2-3 times per week, and operates only flights from Athens. Many tourists also fly to close islands with more frequently-working airports (such as Kos and Leros) and then arrive in Kalymnos by ferry (in 30-60 minutes).
Pothia is the capital town and main port of Kalymnos island. This is where ferries from Athens or close islands arrive. Pothia is a densely-populated town, built between the slopes of a hill and a large bay. It was originally constructed in the 1850s and until today it has expanded a lot, with many neighborhoods and interesting architecture. In Pothia Town, visitors shall find buildings of Neoclassical...
Myrties is a tourist seaside village located on the western side of Kalymnos island, Dodecanese. It is found 8 km from Pothia, the capital town, and has many tourist facilities, including hotels, studios, taverns, car and bike rentals. In front of the village is a nice beach of 700 meters with soft, white pebbles and crystal waters. The water at the beach of Myrties is relatively shallow, therefore...
The beach of Kantouni is found 8 km west of Pothia Town and is one of the three main beaches of Panormos villages. Over the last years, this large beach has grown into an attractive youth spot with beach bars that stay open 24 hours, all night parties and vivid atmosphere. Visitors will find many tourist facilities, such as restaurants, cafeterias, studios and hotels in Kantouni. Along the large beach...