KALYMNOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Kalymnos on our travel guide! Kalymnos is a beautiful Greek island of the Dodecanese, located close to the Turkish coast. Due to the island’s distance from Athens, the best way to reach Kalymnos is by flight to Kalymnos from the Greek mainland.
The island stands out for its amazing rocking landscape that has made Kalymnos a top climbing destination! Climbing in Kalymnos is such a popular activity that a climbing festival takes place on the island every year.
Kalymnos Greece also has a long sponge making tradition. Even though the islanders don’t fish sponges for living anymore, you’ll find many sponge sellers at the beachfront of Porthia, the island’s capital.
Moving away from Porthia, you’ll find nice beach resorts, such as Myrties and Kantouni, where many Kalymnos hotels are located. You won’t have to try to find the perfect seaside village to spend your holidays in Kalymnos!
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MORE ABOUT KALYMNOS GREECE
Kalymnos Greece is located close to the Turkish coast, at the southeastern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese group of islands. Thanks to its location, it’s perfect for island hopping to the nearby islands of Kos, Leros, and Patmos.
Kalymnos is famous for one thing in particular: its rocky landscape. Due to it, the island has shaped up to be a top climbing destination and already counts many climbing clubs. What’s more, the International Climbing Festival is taking place every year in Kalymnos, attracting climbers from all over the world!
If you dream of holidays by the beach, Kalymnos is a go-to destination. In general, the best seaside resorts are located on the western side of the island. In Myrties, Kantouni, and Emporios, you’ll find many Kalymnos hotels, studios, and apartments. These seaside resorts also have amazing organized beaches with crystal clear waters.
One of the must things to do in Kalymnos is a trip to the neighboring island of Telendos. Telendos is a remote tiny island that boasts an incredible natural landscape. There, you’ll find many naturist beaches, secluded coves, and traditional settlements- the perfect place to relax away from the bright lights!
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HOW TO GET TO KALYMNOS?
Kalymnos has a national airport with flights from Athens. You can also reach Kalymnos by ferry from Piraeus port, in Athens but also from the neighboring island such as Rhodes.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Kalymnos! From Kalymnos sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Kalymnos holidays experience!
Pothia is the capital town and main port of Kalymnos. This is a picturesque place with earthy colours and surrounded by wild landscape. This town has long tradition in sponge diving.
Myrties is a tourist organized village in Kalymnos with relaxing atmosphere. Right in front of the village, there is a large crystal beach with soft pebbles.
Over the last years, rock climbing is gradually developed in Kalymnos, particularly in mountains on the northern side of the island and in Telendos. A large climbing festival takes place in autumn.
From the port of Myrties, you can take the boat to the secluded island of Telendos. Very few people live there permanently, but day visitors are many in summer. Telendos island is popular for naturism.
Located on the western side of Kalymnos, Emporios is among the most beautiful beaches on the island. It has an organized and a secluded part.
Located on a hill above Pothia Town, the Monastery of Agios Savvas offers great view to the island and the sea. This is the protector saint of the island.
Kalymnos has a long tradition in sponge diving. Although this tradition has largely vanished today, some sponge divers continue to fish and sell natural sponges.