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 in Kalymnos.
Guide to 6 villages
Discover our guide to 6 Kalymnos villages. They are all presented with a 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.
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.
Description: Myrties is a picturesque seaside village that gets pretty busy in summer. From there, excursion boats depart for the neighbouring island of Telendos.
Description: Its lovely houses are scattered all over a fertile valley till the cove of the natural gulf that looks like a fiord.
Description: Part of this long beach is organized with sunbeds and umbrellas. In general, this is one of the most popular beaches on Kalymnos.
Description: This is a calm tourist resort that streches around a sandy bay. Some hotels and fish taverns line the beach.
Description: Emporios is a nice and quiet village on the northern side of Kalymnos. Its few inhabitants deal with fishing and agriculture.