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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

                                                                                                      A beautiful villa and gardens

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful holiday in Kos. This is our third visit to the island and the best yet. And the main reason we have rated the return trip so highly is the fact that we stayed at this magnificent villa. The property and surrounding gardens completely exceeded our expectations We would describe the house itself as 'grand', tastefully decorated and furnished, containing everything required for a self catering holiday. The gardens are the pride and joy of our hosts and having spent many hours, sitting in the numerous seating areas, including around the pool, we can fully appreciate why. The location of the property is ideal for visits to the nearby towns, restaurants and beaches.Transport is advisable. Our sincere thanks go to our hosts who ensured our stay was so memorable.They were so kind and welcoming, making sure we had everything we needed and more.We particularly enjoyed the produce from Leo's vegetable and fruit trees. It is less than 24 hours since we returned from Kos and already we are planning to return to this beautiful villa. Des and Sarah
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful scenery and everything you could want

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This beautiful accommodation is fully equipped with everything you would need. There is an outside cooking area which we found very useful when we didn't want to go out for dinner. There is a Lidl just down the road which is very handy. The rooms are are clean and spacious with a mini fridge, kettle and very comfy bed. Nadine and Phillippe were great hosts, giving us maps and information when we got there. They also allowed us to borrow their bikes free of charge to get around the island. It took us about 20-30 minutes to cycle to Kos Town so if this doesn't appeal I would definitely recommend that you hire a car or scooter.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Modern apartment with a fantastic view

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was a very clean and well presented apartment with plenty of room for two. It was well equipped and everything worked. The sun terrace had an excellent view over to the island of Telendos. If having a cool drink watching the sun set is your sort of thing then this is for you. The apartment is quite near a well stocked supermarket and there are several good tavernas within easy walking distance. Like many visitors to Kalymnos we hired a scooter and there are several rental outlets nearby. The fantastic views from its elevated position have a slight downside. If you have mobility problems then you must walk up a hill to this apartment but this will not be a problem for most people. The owners are friendly and very helpful. We intend to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016