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Kalymnos (Island)

Kalymnos Rock Climbing

Kalymnos Rock Climbing

Welcome to Kalymnos!

The island of Kalymnos is one of the most interesting islands of the Dodecanese. The island is also sometimes called "Nisi ton Agalmaton" (Island of Statues), because it has many statues that were created, at their own expense, by the Kalymnian sculptors Mixhalis Kokkinos and Irini Kokkinou, and offered to the local community as a tribute to their birth place. It is probably most well known, however, as the island of sponge fishermen. And today, it is becoming almost as well known as a rock climbing destination!!

Its coastline has some beautiful beaches, some pebbled and some sandy, the nicest ones being on the west coast of the island. Some of the beaches have a variety of organized water sports, including water ski, windsurfing, peddle boats, kayaks and canoes, especially around the area of Massouri. One of the prettiest beaches on the island is Platy Yialos, set at the base of a cliff and looking across to the tiny islet of Ag. Kyriaki; it’s very popular with local families and weekend visitors, but quiet during the week. Further north is the beach of Emborios, a very quiet area with three beaches and no organized activities, but with a few good tavernas. If you would like to escape the crowds and organized beach sports, then these are just two of the places to go!

Kalymnos also has about six interesting caves to explore, a few of them accessible only by boat, such as Dhaskalio in the north and Kefala in the south. The caves were inhabited before recorded history, served as places of worship in ancient times, and the cave of Kefala was once the sanctuary of Zeus. It has six chambers, and the largest chamber contains a very impressive stalagmite, humorously referred to as resembling a certain part of Zeus’ anatomy, a correlation well justified due to both his being a god and his numerous extra-marrital affairs ...Continue


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Nefeli Studios

Small and charming, Nefeli Studios provide self-catering accommodation just 50 meters from the beach. Tavernas and restaurants are nearby, and the complex has a snack bar with light meals.

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Category: Self Catering
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Kalymnos (Island) | Massouri
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Plaza Hotel

In an advantageous position, the hotel combines beachfront, swimming pool, and a short walk to village restaurants and shops.

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Category: 3-Star Hotels
Location: Dodecanese Islands (Island Complex) | Kalymnos (Island) | Massouri
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Kalymnos Local Sponges

Kalymnos Local Sponges
Kalymnos Vathi

Kalymnos Vathi
Kalymnos Vathi Small Harbor

Kalymnos Vathi Small Harbor
Kalymnos Myrties View of Telendos Island

Kalymnos Myrties View of Telendos Island
Kalymnos Sponge Divers

Kalymnos Sponge Divers
Kalymnos View

Kalymnos View
Kalymnos Sponges and Amphoreas

Kalymnos Sponges and Amphoreas
Kalymnos Panoramic View of Pothia Harbor

Kalymnos Panoramic View of Pothia Harbor