Kalymnos Villages

Kalymnos villages

Pothia is the capital village and main port of Kalymnos. Most villages are located on the eastern side, which has a more even landscape and it is protected by strong winds. Tourist villages on Kalymnos include Massouri, Myrties and Kantouni.
Many hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Kalymnos villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.

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Guide to 6 villages

Discover our guide to 6 Kalymnos villages. They are all presented with detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Kalymnos. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.

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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.


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Location: 8 km north west of Pothia
Description: Myrties is a picturesque seaside village that gets pretty busy in summer. From there, excursion boats depart for the neighbouring island of Telendos.


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Location: 13 km north east of Pothia
Description: Its lovely houses are scattered all over a fertile valley till the cove of the natural gulf that looks like a fiord.


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Location: 9 km north west of Pothia
Description: Part of this long beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. In general, this is one of the most popular beaches on Kalymnos.


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Location: 5 km north west of Pothia
Description: This is a calm tourist resort that streches around a sandy bay. Some hotels and fish taverns line the beach.


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Location: 24 km north west of Pothia
Description: Emporios is a nice and quiet village on the northern side of Kalymnos. Its few inhabitants deal with fishing and agriculture.



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Kalymnos july 2012, view of Emborio beach from Captain Kostas restaurant
Kalymnos july 2012, Emporio is a lovely and serene beach located 24 km northwest of Pothia, the capital of Kalymnos. The entire settlement overlooks the natural bay. The beach consists of smooth pebbles and crystalline waters while some rock formations are found on either side. Some umbrellas and sunbeds are found right at the center. Trees provide nice shade for those who prefer the more isolated spots. There are frequent buses running to the village of Emporio but you can also access this beach by a boat from the village of Myrties.
Kalymnos july 2012, Arginonta beach
Kalymnos july 2012, this sandy and pebbled beach of Arginonta is located 15 km north of Pothia, the capital of Kalymnos and is coil up in a beautiful and picturesque bay. Umbrellas and sun beds are available for rent as well as a few accommodations and taverns can be found near the beach or in the small hamlet, just a few meters walk from the beach. Buses connect Pothia with Arginonta and the bus stop is very close to the beach.
Kalymnos july 2012, close to Arginonta beach
Kalymnos july 2012, Myrties beach is located 8 km north-west of Pothia, the capital of Kalymnos. The lovelt settlement lies around the fine pebbled beach. The beach extends to the natural port of Myrties and provides a perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing. A few accommodations, fine taverns and cafes are available in the village. From there, little fishing boats sail to the opposite islet of Telendos.