Kalymnos Geography

Kalymnos Geography
Information about the geography of Kalymnos, Greece

Kalymnos is located south of Leros, southeast of Kos and west of the Turkish coasts. This Dodecanese island is surrounded by a great number of small islets, among them the most known is Glaronisia and Pserimos. It is one of the dense-populated islands in Greece with a total population of 21,000 people.

Many of the inhabitants are involved in sponge fishing, a profitable activity that has made Kalymnos famous and economically independent throughout its history. The soil of the island is mainly rocky with small valleys that expand for 109 square kilometres.

The geography of Kalymnos is characterized for its mountainous features which form a unique landscape and a fascinating view to the sea. The mountains of Kalymnos are barren and the highest peak is Profitis Ilias which rises at the center of the island (760m). The coasts of Kalymnos are quite steep and secluded forming many capes, coves and ports.

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Map Kalymnos map View the map of Kalymnos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port and airport.
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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.
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.