The capital of Kalymnos island is Pothia, a large town with beautiful architecture, nice beach promenade and a port. The majority of tourist villages in Kalymnos are located on the western side of the island and include Myrties, Panormos and Massouri. Among the most beautiful Kalymnos villages is also Vathy, a small fishing port on the eastern side with impressive wild landscape.
Beaches in Kalymnos can be both organized or totally secluded. The most organized beaches are Kantouni and Panormos, with sun lounges, umbrellas, seaside taverns and Kalymnos studios. However, a drive around the island will bring you to many private beaches to enjoy a swim. Here are the most famous villages and beaches in Kalymnos. Each location is presented with detailed text, map and occasionally photos and close sightseeing.