Kalymnos is a beautiful island and part of the Dodecanese, close to the Turkish west coast. The island is particularly unspoilt as it has only recently promoted itself for tourism having previously had an economy dependent upon sponge fishing, which has now died out. Kalymnos holiday rentals are the ideal way to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and unspoilt culture of this lovely Aegean island.
The beautiful beaches on Kalymnos in Greece are the main attraction. From secluded coves to long stretches of golden sand or pebbles, all the beaches are washed by clear blue waters. Visit the Myrties Beach and enjoy the fine views, go sunbathing or take a boat trip from the harbour to the nearby tiny isle of Telendos. Whether you want a secluded beach or one with amenities, sunbeds and watersports, there is something near your Kalymnos holiday cottage to suit your needs. Rock climbing is popular on Kalymnos and the network of trails and paths which intersect the island are ideal for walkers.
Holiday rentals in Kalymnos are well located for exploring some of the picturesque villages scattered around the island. The capital is Pothia and is particularly attractive. Emporio, Kantouni and Massouri are some of the main towns to visit. The Archaeological Museum on Faneromeni Street in Pothia houses exhibits dating back to the Early Bronze Age which have been unearthed on Kalymnos. There is also a typical home reconstructed from that period with living rooms and a storeroom. The Sea World Museum at Vlichadia Bay houses a collection of objects retrieved from the sea at Kalymnos and other parts of the world. Sponges, corals and seashells make this an interesting place to visit.
Holiday rental homes in Kalymnos enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate with ample sunshine during the hot, dry summer months with August temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F). The island is refreshed by the seasonal breezes in July and August. It can be humid at times and the mild winters can see heavy rain showers.
The nearest international airport serving holiday rentals on Kalymnos is Athens (ATH) Airport. From there daily flights to Kalymnos take 20 minutes to Pothia with Olympic Airlines. The airport is 3 Â½ km northwest of Pothia on a mountain top. A seaplane also connects the island with Kos 15 minutes away, Mykonos 45 minutes and Lavrio 2 hours away. The seaplane terminal is 1.5 km east of Pothia. The island is also linked to Rhodes and Piraeus by Blue Star Ferries.