All 10 Kalymnos Sightseeing
Here are all the Kalymnos sightseeing that we suggest. Have a look on various attractions that you can see during your visit in Kalymnos, such as churches, monasteries, museums, castles and other sights.
All sightseeing in Kalymnos
The Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos is housed in a beautiful mansion constructed in the 19h century. It exhibits a prehistoric collection with ceramics, tools and statues, sculpture from the historical times and traditional furniture of the 19th century.
This fine church in Pothia has wonderful frescoes and icons inside, made by local artists. The iconostastis is work of the famous artist from Tinos, Giannoulis Chalepas.
The Monastery of Agioi Pantes is located on a hill 2 km south of Pothia, close to the church of Agios Savvas. They give great view to the town. The church is white in colour and has red tiled round domes.
The amazing mountainous and steep landscape of Kalymnos provides a great opportunity to experience rock climbing. In fact, there is a climbing school on the island and an International Climbing Festival is regularly held, gaining popularity over time.
Kalymnos had a long tradition in sponge fishing in the past, but today it has only few sponge factories in Pothia. There you can get informed on the process of collecting and elaborating sponges.
This Nautical-Sea World Museum is housed in a building next to the Town Hall. It consists of four rooms and it exhibits items related to sponge fishing, photographs, ship models and folk pieces about traditional life on Kalymnos.
This small island was separated from Kalymnos due to an earthquake in 535 A.D. Telendos has a single settlement with 50 inhabitants and a nice landscape to stroll around. It is connected to Kalymnos by boat from Myrties.
This castle was built by the Knights of Saint John and it is also called the Citadel of the Knights. A little chapel to Panagia Chrysochera is found in the castle, which is located on a hill above Pothia.
The beautiful church of Agios Savvas is located on top of a hill, 2 km south of Pothia, so it offers amazing view to the town and the port. It is made of stone in the shape of cross and has round domes.
This private Folklore Museum is located about 1,5 km from Pothia, on the way to Vothoni. It is a representation of a traditional Kalymnian house with agricultural tools, traditional clothes, kitchen utensils and other items.
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