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Truly relaxing vibes
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We stayed at an apartment in Massouri, the main resort on the island. The large sand and shingle beach had plenty of sun beds and a water sport facility. A great place to swim and the beach shelves gently, although the current is a bit strong once you venture far out. We ate some great seafood at the tavernas on the beachfront. There were a few above the beach, and we had to climb several sets of steps to get there, but the food there was well worth the climb. Over the next few days, we rented a scooter and visited many beaches. To the south of the island, we visited Vlichadia, a nice sandy beach for swimming. The next was Platy Yialos. A wonderful sandy beach with a wild sea and a steep shelf. On our last day, we visited Vathi, a charming laidback fishing hamlet on the east coast of the island. The village had a great beach and excellent tavernas. We wandered around the citrus groves, breathing in the fresh air tangy with the flavors of the citrus fruit that were almost ready for harvest. A canal runs through the village and we saw the waters teeming with schools of fish. Was a great photo opportunity for my wife who is a pro.



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Apparently popular with climbing
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A tour in the Dodecanese meant that we had only two days to spend in the small islands (Kalymnos, Patmos, Leros, etc), so I can't tell you many details about Kalymnos, only my general impressions. We stayed in Myrties to be close to the beach. There are good buses from the port to Myrties, Massouri and all these tourist resorts. We rented a motorbike for a few hours to see the inland a bit and we saw huge rocks and people climbing on them! Before, I didn't know that people went for climbing in Kalymnos but it seems that this is a very popular sports in this tiny island. And seemed very dangerous, too (thus very challenging!).

The best beaches are located around Myrties and Massouri, the rest beaches are very isolate and rocky. We saw the capital village when we landed and when we left Kalymnos, but I believe it will take you no more than half an hour to go from one side to the other. Have a coffee at the port and watch the ferries coming and leaving. I always like watching the ferries at the ports in Greece. Gives a sense of adventure, you know, meeting new places and going with the wind!



joankam

More earthen colours
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Kalymnos is a typical Greek island, maybe a bit different in colours. Colours in Kalymnosare not so much blue and white, but earthern colours, like brown and yellow. I think this is because mountains dominate in Kalymnos and this has affected the architecture. Many people I know go to Kalymnos for climbing, but this was the case for us, it was a family holiday, so we prefered more quiet places, like Massouri and Panormos. A nice excursion is to the small island of Telendos where you go by boat. The good thing is that unlike other islands in high season, you will easily find accommodation and dining in really cheap prices and of course not too overcrowded.



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Dreaming about Kalymnos
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Last summer I was in Tinos, met a waiter who told me that Kalymnos is beatiful, so I decided to visit it!
For one year I have looked many photos, read many articles, I dreamed a lot about Kalymnos..
I spent 12 days in this beautiful island... beautiful days!
Wonderful view of Telendos from my balcony, in Melitsachas, very simple and kind people, simple slow life, very good food,rocky mountains, price very cheap!!
I love Kalymnos, love its parfume of myrto and rosmarine, love Vlichadia beach, Akti, Vathi,colored Pothia, love beatyful pebbles and very clear sea...



ericos67

Famous among climbers and divers
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Kalymnos is an island in the dodecanessa. Small but big in apearance. For people who are looking for authentic Greece. It is like time stood still here. Still there is a lot to do on this island. It's world famous among the climbers. There are hiking routes all over the island. Also for divers there are many opportunities. The atmosphere on Kalymnos is serene. Altough it is a touristic island, you can find spots where you are completly alone. The locals are friendly and the welcome is warm. Kalymnos has a lot of hidden stars to make your holiday a five star holiday.



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Delicious local recipes
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From all the places I've visited in Greece (more than 20), I had the best meals in Kalymnos. Ingredients were of excellent quality and we found some strange yet delicious recipes, such as squids stuffed with tomatoes and rice and a nice omelette with tomatoes, onions, eggs and green pepper. I think the best restaurants are those close to the beaches, you will find the most fresh fish there.



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Fantastic people and climbing areas
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We had visited Kalymnos 7 years ago and thought to pay a visit again last summer. This time we stayed at Tinas appartments, because the hotel we stayed in the first time didn't reply my request. The island is picturesque with extremely friendy people and fantastic climbing areas. Nightlife was homely and not too much roudy. The quality of the food on Kalymnos was fantastic. Although we found it more expensive sicne the euro, the dishes were definitely value for money. The octapus stifado was to die for. Taverns were very clean, too. In the shops, everyone was welcoming and there was no pressure to buy. Public transport was excellent but there did seem to be a lot of litter on the roads. If you have time, take the trip to Telendos island.



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Not the typical destination
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Kalymnos is not the typical Greek destination with yelling British tourists, as in Zakynthos and Rhodes, or the great beaches. It is a quiet island that gets most of its beauty from the scenery. The mountainous landscape is great for those who love walking in the nature. The small villages also attract the visitor. There isn't much to do as for sighseeing, except for the castle and some churches, but you can certainly relax having a coffee in Emporio or swimming in Massouri. The best tavern to eat is "To limani tou Michali" in Pothia, just next to the gift shop of Mrs Froso (I don't remember the exact address). Also see the lovely statue of Poseidon in Pothia.



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Stay in the vilages
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Kalymnos has most of all nice and easily accessible beaches. In general, it is nice and tranquil. However, if you want to really relax, choose an accomodation in the villages, because Pothia in summer is like staying in a big city. I enjoyed hiking along the countryside and lying on the beaches, under the hot sun. In fact, I got sunburn once but I didn't mind. My favorite villages were Emporios and Myrties, really picturesque. The only bad point was the long trip to go to Kalymnos from Piraeus but at least the island was well-connected.



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For nature lovers
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Situated between Kos and Leros, Kalymnos is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese. It is surrounded by quiet islets, some inhabited only by sheep and goats,others-like Telendos and Pserimos-with just a few houses and tarvernas. The Kalymnian landscape is rocky,its majestic mountain slopes fragant with thyme,sage and oregano-essential ingredients in the delicious honey for which the island is famous.Fertile valleys offer pleaseing contrast,especially Vathi with its turquoise fiord and peaceful groves of citrus fruit.
Kalymnos is best know an home of the world's finest sponge divers. The sea has always been a focal point for island life and its clourful traditions and sense of community remain almost unchanged. Picturesque landscapes for walking,clear blue seas for snorkelling or scuba-diving, rock faces of unique quality for climbing and a warm-hearted hospitality are just some of the pleasures that await the visitor. Kalymnos is also a good base for visiting nearby islands. Patmos, Lipsi, Leros, Kos and Nisiros are all accessible for day trips.
My personal result:
If one is a nature lover & likes a correctly easy vacation without much tourism to have, Kalymnos serves optimally for it.
As for recommendations, It depends on the personal attitude of the holiday-maker. If you decide for 2 weeks Kalymnos, you must know, which one inquired the island in a few days. If you are to climb there, Kalymnos is naturally optimally, there needs you already somewhat longer, since there are many climbing areas. Me it becomes never boring on this island. One becomes acquainted with always whom, alone already because the Greek people very extrovertedly & is contact joyful. Short result, if you liked relaxation purely, you are correct in Kalymnos.



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