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About Kalymnos (Greece)


Kalymnos resides within the Aegean Sea and sits beside some of the most well known islands such as Rhodes, Kos and Patmos. Visitor’s first impression of the island is its graphical scenery. Unlike many of the Greek islands Kalymnians have kept the traditional way of island living as well as incorporating modern standards of living.



Kalymnos has easy access all the year round. The island has its own airport and 35 minutes away by ship is the island of Kos where there is an international and charter airport. The harbor of Kalymnos has daily ships to Piraeus Athens and Rhodes Island. Also frequent trips are made to neighboring islands such as Leros, Astypalea and Patmos from the harbor.

Kalymnos has many primary and secondary schools as well as colleges. The island has a full equipped hospital which entails specialists in all its sectors. It also has external clinics that are equipped with a physician for each particular department. Many supermarkets are located in close vicinity of the residential areas. The local citizens are warm people that have incorporated their friendliness as a way of life. Kalymnos welcomes tourists with its lively atmosphere and locals maintain its liveliness all the year round.

The island of Kalymnos has a long history of Sponge Diving and has many museums which show the natural sponge farming process. In the past few years the locals have begun concentrating on the other characteristics of their island for attracting tourists such as the diving and rock climbing. The crystal blue water that surrounds Kalymnos provides a rich diving environment which attracts interests’ from tourist all the year round. For the Dodecanese Islands Kalymnos holds the best Diving Schools for whoever has a love for the sea depths. Mountains have been sculptured perfectly for mountain climbing, tracking, hiking and even has roads for cycling all the year round. Like most of the islands in Greece, it need not be mentioned that fishing is a common hobby for the locals and tourists. There are many other dynamic water sports available most months of the year. Kalymnos is a very active corner of the Greek Islands and a great place to live!



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