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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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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Exceptional! 5/5
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Recent Reviews

It was stunning,

5 of 5
The villa was fantastic.It was very clean and had everything you needed and more.Tracey was fantastic nothing was a bother to her she was a delight.I would recommend Tracey,s villa to family and freinds. There were lovely restaurants and shops nearby,outher activities not far from villa.If I go back to turkey next year I would go back to Tracey,s.Thank you Tracey for such a lovely holiday at your villa.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Heaven on earth

5 of 5
Unforgettable experience.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 03, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017