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.

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All sightseeing in Kalymnos

Archaeological Museum
Location: Pothia Town

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.

Church of Saviour Christ
Location: Pothia Town
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This fine church in Pothia has wonderful frescoes and icons inside, made by local artists. The iconostasis is the work of a famous artist from Tinos, Giannoulis Chalepas.

Monastery of Agioi Pantes
Location: Pothia Town
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The Monastery of Agioi Pantes is located on a hill 2 km south of Pothia, close to the church of Agios Savvas. They give a great view of the town. The church is white in color and has red tiled round domes.

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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 a 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.

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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.

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 an amazing view of the town and the port. It is made of stone in the shape of cross and has round domes.

Location: Pothia Town
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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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