How to move around Kalymnos?

Kalymnos is a beautiful, tranquil island, ideal for some relaxing holidays! It is known as the "Sponge-divers island", because of the fact that for many years its residents are occupied with sponge diving. On this island there are many lovely places to visit and various ways to move around the whole region.

Don't forget to get informed about how to get to Kalymnos in order to optimize your travel.

Public buses

Public transportation is a convenient and affordable way to reach almost any place on Kalymnos. The central bus stop is located in Pothia, which is the capital of the island. From this point, buses depart with direction to many different locations, like Kasteli, Platis Gialos, Vlychadia, Vathy, Emporios and Argos.

Taxis and private transfers

A taxi might be an expensive option, comparing to buses for instance, however it is definitely a choice that offers you easy and fast transfer to your destination. Many taxis can be found in every central spot.
You can book a taxi by calling on 22430 22000.

Car and motorbike rentals

With a car or motorcycle, you can explore the island at your own pace and gain access to the most secluded spots! In case you don't have your own vehicle, it is an excellent idea to rent a car for your sightseeing trips! There are many car rentals in Pothia and in other places as well.

Organized tours

You can join a memorable trip on a small boat at any time and explore the most isolated beaches of the island, as well as some small islets in close distance, like Telendos.

Sea buses

Sea buses depart daily from Pothia in Kalymnos for Pserimos, a small island which is also known as Kapari. The route lasts about 50 minutes. Also, sea buses with direction to Telendos depart from Myrties and the route lasts about 10 minutes.



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