Best beaches and villages in Kalymnos

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.

Pothia is the largest town in Kalymnos island, with beautiful architecture and large beach promenade
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 architecture, of Italian style and modern houses. In the quarters of Theologos, Ipapanti, Evangelistria and Patithries are the most traditional houses. There are also many churches Pothia Town,...
The village of Myrties in Kalymnos Dodecanese is found right opposite the small island of Telendos
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 it is great for families with kids. Just opposite the village of Myrties is the small island of Telendos, a relaxing place with naturist beaches, fresh fish food and popular rock climbing spots. In...
Fantastic sunset from the beach of Kantouni in Kalymnos island, Greece
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 are many fish taverns with homemade dishes. For more privacy and quietness, head to the neighboring beach of Linaria.
Emporios is the northernmost island of Kalymnos, an ideal place for quiet holidays
At a distance of 20 km from Pothia Town, Emporios is the most far away village in Kalymnos. Geographically Emporios is found on the north western side of the island and it is connected by road with the other tourist villages of Kalymnos. This seaside settlement has few permanent inhabitants and some tourist facilities, such as fish taverns, cafeterias, studios and hotels. In the antiquity, Emporios was the main trade center of the island, while in short distance from the village is a Hellenistic fort called Kastri. The beach of Emporios is nice and pebbled. It is lined up with huge plane trees...
Panoramic view to the picturesque port village of Vathy, on the eastern side of Kalymnos Greece
Vathy (or Vathi) is found 11 km north east of Kalymnos and is the only place on the island with such a large and impressive valley. The region of Vathy is a great place to explore by car or foot, walking through places of natural beauty and archaeological importance, until you reach the small port of Rina. This port is surrounded by large cliffs and provides a shelter for fishing boats and private yachts. In summer, there are boat trips from the port of Rina in Vathy to the prehistoric cave of Daskalio, at the entrance of the port. Around the port of Rina are fish taverns, cafeterias and few...
Located on the western side of Kalymnos and about 6 km from Pothia Town, Panormos is a tourist village with many hotels, apartments, taverns and rental agencies. This is actually a nice tourist village surrounded by greenery. Panormos attracts many visitors due to its natural beauty, the tourist facilities and the nice beaches in the area, such as Kantouni, Linaria and Platis Gialos. As excavations have revealed, in the ancient times there were many pottery workshops in the region of Panormos. The surrounding nature is great for climbing and hiking.
Massouri is the among the most tourist villages in Kalymnos. Located on the western side of the island, about 10 km from Pothia, it has all kind of tourist facilities, including hotels, apartments, taverns, cafeterias and rental agencies. Massouri is also a popular nightlife spot in Kalymnos, with many bars and clubs. Around the village are impressive cliffs that are getting very popular for rock climbing. The beach of Massouri is considered among the most popular beaches of Kalymnos. It is long, organized with sun lounges and umbrellas, and has crystal waters. Due to the sandy and organized...
Arginontas beach in Kalymnos is found 16 km north west of Pothia Town. This is a large beach with crystal, blue green waters and soft pebbles. The wild cliffs and the greenery that surrounds Arginontas beach create a relaxing atmosphere for holidays. The coast is organized with sun lounges and umbrellas, while there are few studios and apartments in the region.