Kalymnos is a Greek island and municipality in the southeastern Aegean Sea. It belongs to The Dodecanese and is located to the west of the peninsula of Bodrum which is at a distance of 12 km from Kos and at a distance of less than 2 km from Leros.
Kalymnos lies between two to five hours away by sea from Rhodes. The Municipality of Kalymnos includes the populated offshore islands of Pserimos as well as several uninhabited islets.
The main Kalymnos tourist strip is at Massouri on the west coast, opposite the island of Telendos. There is a splendid beach at Emborio, a charming resort at Vathi and the added interest of the islet of Telendos.
Kalymnos also consists of barren, grey rock that is more a magnet for climbers.The island opened its borders to tourism only recently, after the extinction of its main activity; sponge-fishing and became famous for the rock climbing.
The nightlife on Kalymnos is quite good and varied. Most bars, restaurants and cafeterias are in Pothia, Myrties and Masouri. There are many restaurants along the promenade of the port in Kalymnos.
The only sandy beaches on Kalymnos are on the west coast and they are Elies and Kantouni. You will also find nice pebble beaches at Arginontas and Agios Petros.
You can discover the crystal blue waters of the Aegean and get away from it all aboard the yacht of your dreams under the golden sun of the Dodecanese islands.
You can charter a crewed mega motor yacht, motor sailor, sailing yacht, skippered sail boat, bareboat, catamaran and can even set sail to enjoy your sailing holidays in Kalymnos.
This island of barren rock, golden beaches and tiny green valleys owes its fame to its celebrated sponge fishers. This is the main profession for men on the island and the theme for many local dances and folk songs. Sponge-fishing means a yearly excursion to the seas off the North African coast.
The whole island puts on festive dress and prepares to celebrate the return of the sea- beaten sailors. In the southwestern part of the island you can visit the cave of Kefala or Trypa, with its stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the caves of the Seven Virgins or Cavern of the Nymphs at the foot of mount Flaska.
There is a multitude of uncharted islands that could take years to explore, not to mention countless enchanting little fishing villages well off the tourist track.