Pothia Town Sightseeing

Here is our section with things to see and do in Pothia Town Kalymnos. Discover 9 interesting sightseeing in Pothia Town, with detailed description, exact location on Google map, photos and reviews from visitors. You can also view more sightseeing in other locations of Kalymnos.

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Best Churches

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.

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.

Best Museums

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.

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.

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.

Best Outdoor Activities

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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.

Best Sightseeing

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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.

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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.

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