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 is 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.
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.
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 a 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.
The beautiful church of Agios Savvas is located on top of a hill, 2 km south of Pothia, so it offers an amazing view of the town and the port. It is made of stone in the shape of cross and has round domes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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