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ARGINONDA (Settlement) KALYMNOS

Little more than a beach, a few houses and two tavernas. Traditional, quiet, a small haven of green between sea and mountains. Convenient base for hill walking and rock climbing.


EMBORIOS (Settlement) KALYMNOS

Quaint, peaceful and set right at the end of the road - a real get away from it all destination. Stay in an apartment or small house, enjoy a choice of three quiet beaches with good snorkelling, stock up at the one mini-market or passing mobile shops, eat in a choice of half a dozen tavernas. Good base for walking or doing absolutely nothing and nice for small children.


  The Capital of the island is "Pothia" with its colourful, two storey houses and its traditional island character. The town has been built amphitheatrically, with a population of 11.500 living in its densely constructed neighbourhoods.
  Its harbour, being well sheltered fro all winds, is considered one of the most important island harbours in Greece offering organized Marina services.
  Various Municipal buildings were constructed by the Italians between 1930-35 in a Venetian style, and adorn the seafront along with a variety of shops and cafes. There are countless churches displaying many valuable and beautiful icons by various well-known Kalymnian artists.
  In Pothia one can also find the local Archaeological Museum, which is housed together with bequests made by Nikolaos Vouvalis, a local benefactor. The recently set up Maritime Museum as well as the Folk Art Museum containing exhibits from Kalymnian everyday life and customs are both along the sea front road.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality of Kalymnos tourist pamphlet.


MASSOURI (Settlement) KALYMNOS

A lively, friendly resort set along the tree-lined coast road and a popular base for families and climbers. The wide sand and shingle beach is great for sunbathing, swimming and water sports. Plenty of places to stroll, shop and eat until late at night, some stylish bars, two internet cafes and a few clubs - all used by locals as well as visitors. A wide choice here of hotels and apartments - most with sea views.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.


MELITSAHAS (Settlement) KALYMNOS

Small natural cove with a sand and shingle beach facing west. A real suntrap by day and very quiet in the evening, with just one beach taverna. The road from Myrties is not long but it is hilly. Worth the effort, though, especially as it passes the picturesque harbour of Melitsahas, which is full of fishing boats and activity around them. No wonder the couple of tavernas here specialise in fish!

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.


Τhe village nestles into the slopes and base of a tree-clad valley with a dramatic backdrop of mountains. Don't miss the breathtaking seascapes from the top of the hill on approach from the Pothia road. There are a few shops, restaurants, bars, hotels, a shingle beach that's rarely crowded and a jetty that is the departure point for 'taxi' boats and cruises. Catch the view from here of sunset over Telendos, gold and crimson across a fiery sea.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.


NERA (Small island) KALYMNOS

A tiny island off the coast near Vlihadia. Just a jetty, a taverna, a beach and the Church of the Cross. The latter is part of an old monastery, but the monks are long gone. These days you'll find only peace and quiet, the scent of mountain flowers and herbs and a clear turquoise sea. It's very inviting.


This barely inhabited island lies in the waters between Kalymnos and Kos. It boasts an idyllic sandy beach in a sheltered bay, lined with traditional tavernas and perfect for swimming, paddling or splashing about. In the middle part of the day during summer the beach can be busy with day trippers - at other times it's blissfully tranquil. A local ferry runs daily from Pothia and some picnic cruises stop there.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.


In 535 AD, Kalymnos experienced a huge earthquake, with tremors that lasted 14 days. As a result, the old capital of Kellaris was lost under the sea and little Telendos became a separate rocky islet, lying off the west coast. This timeless, traffic-free haven is now reached by regular bus boats from Myrties. Several beaches (one for nudists), good fishing and walking, waterside tavernas, lots of local colour - all make this an irresistible place to recharge the batteries.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.


VATHYS (Village) KALYMNOS

The road to Vathi winds between a lunar rockscape and the sea. Watch out for goats on the way! Stop at the top of the approach hill for a magnificent vista of the turquoise fiord leading into a peaceful valley of orange and tangerine groves. At the harbour are tavernas and rooms, some Archaic remains and a surprising freshwater pond stuffed with fish. Inland, it's like the land that time forgot. Narrow lanes to wander or drive, atmospheric old buildings, orchards and small farms.

This text is cited Febr 2004 from the Municipality of Kalymnos URL below.



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