The Sponge Fishers Island
Kalymnos is called The Sponge Fishers’ Island. The scenery is wild and dramatic with high rocky mountains sweeping down to the sea. It is a terrific island for those who want to do more than just lie on a beach all day. Though only 13 miles long and about 8 miles wide, the island has a dramatic wild beauty as well as several lovely uncrowded beaches and bays.
Vathi town lies at the end of the deep fjord of Vathi. It is a charming little anchorage for a day or two. On the western side of the island lie the villages of Myrties and Massouri and the very much quieter hamlets of Arginondas, Skalia and Emporios. On the northeast coast is the wild and beautiful bay of Palionisou where it feels as if life has stood still for a very long time.
If you dream of holidays by the beach, Kalymnos is 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 Kalymnos hotels, studios, and apartments.
One of the must things to do in Kalymnos is a trip to the neighboring island of Telendos. Telendos is a remote tiny 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!
Over the last years, Kalymnos is developing as a rock climbing destination due to its granite mountains on the northern side of the island and on the neighboring island of Telendos. In fact, an international climbing festival is organized on Kalymnos island every autumn.
BEACHES OF KALYMNOS
This sandy and pebbled beach of Arginonta is located 15 km north of Pothia, the capital of Kalymnos and is coil up in a beautiful and picturesque bay. Umbrellas and sun beds are available for rent as well as a few accommodations and taverns can be found near the beach or in the small hamlet, just a few meters walk from the beach. Buses connect Pothia with Arginonta and the bus stop is very close to the beach.
Platis Yialos Beach
Platis Yialos is one of the most beautiful beaches of Kalymnos, located 7 km northwest of Pothia, the island's capital and close to the village of Panormos.
The fine beach has soft black sand and azure clean waters. From Platis Yialos, the visitor will have the chance to admire the most astonishing sunset of Kalymnos.
Town Beach is the closest beach to Pothia, the main town of Kalymnos. As you walk along this picturesque beach you feel the pebbles and sandy bed wraps around your feet. The crystalline waters offer amazing swimming experience. The beach attracts many visitors for its natural beauty and unique characteristics.