Climbing up giant vertical rocks; diving in a sea bottom where centuries- old ship wrecks lie; enchanting caves; wonderful beaches und picturesque island settlements.
This is Kalymnos: a destination offering more than you can imagine!
Welcome to Kalymnos, the island of the sea-sponge harvesters! The fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group is widely known as an international sponge-harvesting trade center.
After WW II, Kalymnos remained the only Greek island engaged in the sea sponge-harvesting activity, supplying domestic as well as foreign markets.
Thanks to its unique geomorphology, Kalymnos is a tourist destination known worldwide for offering alternative vacations and activities such as climbing, scuba diving, mountain hiking and spelunking, a true paradise for passionate action-lovers!
How to get:
There is a flight service to Athens and a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes running to Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki as well.