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Beautiful Kalymnos awaits.

Explore the stunning island of Kalymnos on a holiday in Greece. Discover the crossroads of culture on this Greek island, which is actually closer to mainland Turkey than to mainland Greece. The natural landscape has long been shaped by volcanoes, earthquakes, and the natural erosion by the sea. Kalymnos' neighbouring island Telendos used to be part of Kalymnos, and is now separated by a channel of water almost a half mile wide. The island's natural geological formations are definitely an impressive sight. The caves at Skalia and Kefala are each well known by locals on Kalymnos.

When planning your Greek island getaway, finding the right accommodation is essential. HomeAway has lots of options for many different types of groups. For couples and single families visiting the area, Kalymnos apartments from HomeAway are a great choice. In the event that a party needs or simply wants more space, HomeAway also offers several holiday villas on Kalymnos. These rentals are available with varying amenities to best suit travellers' needs.

Many travellers also like to explore other Greek islands during their holidays. Such travellers can also find excellent accommodations in the Dodecanese region, for example on Rhodes.

Things to do

Pothia:

Visit the capital town of Pothia on your trip to Kalymnos. This small city is home to the Archipelago of Kalymnos, as well as several cultural and historical sites. The Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos and the Cathedral of the Transfiguration of Jesus are of particular interest. The cathedral features sculptures by renowned Greek sculptor Giannoulis Chalepas.

Caves:

Visit the various caves on Kalymnos, part of the island's rich geological formations. The cave at Skalia contains breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites, and is accessible from the town of Skalia. Kefala is on located the southwest corner of the island. It is 260 feet long with six rooms and a stalagmite said to look like Jupiter on a throne.

Sponge-diving industry:

Kalymnos is famous for its sponge-diving industry. Natural sponges can be found all around the island, and especially in the Pserimos. Sponge diving is generally still done free-hand with a harpoon and harvested individually. Make sure to purchase a local natural sponge while on the island of Kalymnos, and visit the Sponge Diving Museum in Pothia.

Rock-climbing:

Kalymnos has become famous for its wonderful rock climbing and bouldering, which has been available year round since the 1990s. The west coast is most popular, due to its limestone rock escarpment. Regular climbing festivals draw climbers from around the world.

Apollo Temple:

Visit the Apollo Temple on Kalymnos. Archaeological findings go back to the 1st millennium BC and include statuary, pottery, and inscriptions at the Sanctuary of Delian Apollo. Located outside the city of Horia, the Apollo Temple is currently the site of two Christian churches built in 5th and 6th centuries.

Castles:

Visit the 11th century Castle of Hora. The castle feature remnants of early life in the form of ruins of buildings and churches and an olive press. The Castle of Chrysocheria was built by the Knights Hospitaller, and contains remnants of life dating back to Neolithic period.

Weather in Kalymnos

Kalymnos' weather is picturesque all year round. Summers reach up to 30°C, but the heat is particularly dry and therefore quite lovely. Mild winters get no colder than 10°C, with some precipitation in January and February. The Etesian winds create ideal conditions for athletes in search of prime windsurfing conditions.

Travel to Kalymnos

Reaching Kalymnos is now easier than ever. Both a ferry system and an airport provide transportation to mainland Greece and Turkey. Kalymnos Island National Airport (JKL) has boosted the economy of Kalymnos and simplified the travel process for visitors and residents alike. Flights connect most often from Athens International Airport (ATH) but are also available from several Turkish cities.

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                                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                                Perfect location, traditional Greek villa with pool and spectacular views

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                My husband and I stayed at this lovely villa for 2 weeks in June. The outside areas are outstanding, we loved having the choice of several shaded or sunny areas to sit and chill out or to top the tan. Inside there are 2 bedrooms, the double has the air con unit in it. It is traditional in style with dark wood and tiled floors. A car is included in this villa which is required for the location is near Pyli village which is up in the hillside about 10 mins drive from Zia (has restaurants with beautiful views and some of the best sunsets we have ever seen) 10/12 mins from Tigaki, 20 mins from Kos town and 20/25 mins from Kardamena over the mountain with fantastic views on the way. Karen was our contact once booked and met us at the villa, she was very helpful and great to ask questions about Kos, she gave us her phone number should we need her. We did a daytrip to Bodrum in Turkey from Kos town and also the Greek island of Nisyros from Kardamena to visit the volcano crater with steam vents and bubbling mud pools. We highly recommend this villa it was a lovely lovely place to stay and relax.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                Sunny, spacious, clean and comfy

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                My boyfriend and I stayed here for a week in mid June and had a great time. Picked up at the port by Vlasis' parents who were really friendly and kind. They showed us around the house and had stocked the kitchen with lots of bottled water, coffee, eggs, milk, bread and homemade marmalade! There was lots of useful things at the house like binoculars, plug-in insect repellents, tealights and spare toiletries. The layout is slightly unconventional as there is no living room but the terrace is wonderful, with plenty of sun and shade all through the day and lots of seating, so we spent hours out there enjoying the beautiful views over to Telendos, including lovely sunsets. Downstairs is a good sized kitchen with all appliances, adjacent dining room, shower room and traditional Kalymnian raised double bed (separated from the dining room by a curtain). The outside stairs lead to the upper floor where there are two very spacious bedrooms, one twin and one double, and another shower room. The beds and pillows are all extremely comfy and all the linen was beautifully laundered. The whole house was spotless and clearly well cared for. Vlasis' mum Katerina brought replacement clean towels mid week and left a delicious homemade pudding in our fridge! His father, Loukas, arranged to take us back to the port on our last day. Vlasis answered all our emails questions quickly and helpfully and his dad was available by text during our stay. He speaks quite good English and Katerina speaks German. The house is an easy 10 minute walk from plenty of tavernas, the supermarket, bus stops, free drinking water dispenser and two pretty beaches, as well as the little jetty where the ferry boat to the gorgeous island of Telendos runs every half an hour till midnight. We hired scooters from 'Scooter-fun' in the neighbouring settlement of Masouri which was about 20 mins walk away with lots more shops, bars and restaurants. The guy that runs Scooter fun was serious about our safety, rented us excellent scooters and was very professional. We had a great time on Kalymnos, felt very looked after by Vlasis parents and enjoyed the house and the location very much indeed.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jun 2017