Greece

Kalymnos

  • About

    Kalymnos is a good alternative to Crete, Corfu and Kos and has a very beautiful nature. The island is smaller, so there are fewer tourists and a more relaxed atmosphere. There are plenty of restuarants in and around Massouri, Myties and Porthia. Pothia is the central port city which is least affected by tourism and goes more in Greek spirit.
    Kalymnos is a rocky island so be prepared for stairs everywhere.
    Myrties and Maussori are the most popular tourist resorts and are located on the west side of the island. The beaches are rocky so bathing shoes are an advantage.
    Climbing has become incredibly popular and Kalymnos has gradually gained status as a favorite destination for sports climbers.
    Many of the old buildings were lost during a major earthquake in 554 so around there are lots of old ruins.
    Kalymnos is known for its honey with thyme and natural sponge, which used to be the main source of income.

  • Travel information

    You can travel to Kalymnos with a charter company.
    Either a complete trip with accommodation or an air chair and then book accommodation separately.
    It is also possible to fly scheduled flight but this often means more changes.

    You fly to Kos and from there, by boat to Kalymnos.

  • Sights

    Agios Savvas
    Monastery that got its name after the monk Agios Savvas. He was a man who had the ability to cure people from diseases. Located buried in a coffin of silver in the church. From here, there is an incredible view of Pothia which is the real attraction.
    Mountain climbing
    The mountains of Kalymnos are an attraction even if you do not climb yourself.
    Chrysocheria Castle
    A fortress that began to be built in the 13th century and was inhabited until the 17th century. Erected on the remains of an ancient temple of Johannite knights.
    Panormos
    Quiet monk monastery above Elies with several churches.

  • Map

     

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