Kalymnos Sightseeing

Kalymnos sightseeing
Sightseeing: 15 things to see in Kalymnos island

Over the last years, the island of Kalymnos Dodecanese has gradually developed as a rock climbing destination. Its landscape is mountainous and the characteristic feature of Kalymnos is its many caves. The mountains on the northern side of the island and the neighboring island of Telendos are the most popular sites for rock climbing. Other interesting sightseeing in Kalymnos are the Monastery of Agios Savvas and the Medieval Castle of Chryssoheria. Visitors should also not miss a boat trip from the port of Myrties to the island of Telendos, a secluded place with naturist beaches.

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In this section, you can see the best Kalymnos Sightseeing. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to see in Kalymnos by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches.





Best Sightseeing

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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.


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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.


Sea World Museum
Location: Pothia Town
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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.


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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.


Location: Pothia Town
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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.


Best villages

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Location: On the southern side of the island
Description: Pothia is the capital and main port of the island. It is a densely populated town that streches around a bay and it is surrounded by wild mountainsides.


Best beaches

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Location: 5 km north west of Pothia
Description: This is a long beach with soft sand and crystal water. The coast is surrounded by some wild mountains.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 24 km north west of Pothia
Description: The calm beach of Emporios has pebbled and sandy spots. The water is crystal and few tourist facilities surround the beach.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 9 km north west of Pothia
Description: Massouri is a tourist resort on the western side of Kalymnos. Picturesque and calm, Massouri is surrounded by high, impressive rocks.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 8 km north west of Pothia
Description: Myrties is a popular beach resort on Kalymnos. The beach is organized and has many tourist facilities.

Type: Pebbled, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Kalymnos july 2012, Platis Yialos is one of the most beautiful beaches of Kalymnos, located 7 km northwest of Pothia, the island's capital and close to the village of Panormos. The fine beach has soft black sand and azure clean waters. An excellent tavern stands on the beach, serving delightful dishes. From Platis Yialos, the visitor will have the chance to admire the most astonishing sunset of Kalymnos. A mini-market and some restaurants are available near the beach. To reach this paradise, one has to take the local bus from Pothia. In close distance to the north are the beaches of Kandouni and Linaria.
Kalymnos july 2012, Platis Yialos is one of the most beautiful beaches of Kalymnos, located 7 km northwest of Pothia, the island's capital and close to the village of Panormos. The fine beach has soft black sand and azure clean waters. An excellent tavern stands on the beach, serving delightful dishes. From Platis Yialos, the visitor will have the chance to admire the most astonishing sunset of Kalymnos. A mini-market and some restaurants are available near the beach. To reach this paradise, one has to take the local bus from Pothia. In close distance to the north are the beaches of Kandouni and Linaria.
Kalymnos july 2012, Kalamies beach
Kalymnos july 2012, Kalamies beach
Kalymnos july 2012, Kalamies is one of the most isolated beaches of Kalymnos located 23 km north west of Pothia, the island's capital. Unlike the rest of Kalymnos beaches, Kalamies provides a unique and relaxing day at the beach. With no tourist facilities but an amazing mountain backdrop, Kalamies reflects the most beautiful part of Kalymnos. The beach uniquely combines the lush greenery that covers the top of the cliffs with the clear blue sky, leaving an everlasting impression on mind. The only sound that you will have in your ears is the water splashing against the rocks. Otherwise, Kalamies is a true paradise without any kind of distractions. Boats of local fishermen and sponge divers interrupt the view momentarily providing a peek into the lives of the people of this sleepy hamlet.