Kalymnos is located close to the Turkish coast, at the southeastern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese group of islands. Thanks to its location, it’s perfect for island hopping to the nearby islands of Kos, Leros, and Patmos.
Kalymnos is today famous for one thing in particular: its rocky landscape. Due to it, the island has shaped up to be a top climbing destination and already counts many climbing clubs.
What’s more, the International Climbing Festival is taking place every year in Kalymnos, attracting climbers from all over the world!
If you dream of holidays by the beach, Kalymnos is also a go-to destination. In general, the best seaside resorts are located on the western side of the island.
In Myrties, Kantouni, and Emporios, you’ll find many hotels, studios, and apartments. These seaside resorts also have amazing organized beaches with crystal clear waters.
A thing to know about Kalymnos is that it also has a long sponge-diving tradition. Even though the islanders don’t fish sponges for a living anymore, you’ll find many sponge sellers at the beachfront of Porthia, the island’s capital.
One of the must things to do is a trip to the neighboring island of Telendos. Telendos is a tiny remote island that boasts an incredible natural landscape. There, you’ll find many naturist beaches, secluded coves, and traditional settlements- the perfect place to relax away from the bright lights!