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Historical review

  There have been few archaeological findings to shed light on who the first inhabitants of the island of Kalymnos were. At about the 2nd Millenium BC Kalymnos was conquered and colonized by the Phoenicians.
  Evidence of the island’s prosperity during those prehistoric times are the ruins at Emporio and Vathi on the East side of the island.
  Later we find Kalymnos under the yoke of different conquerors: the Persians, the Venetians, the Genoese, the Knights of the Order of Saint John, the Turks, and the Italians from 1912 until nearly the end of the 2nd World War. Kalymnos was finally liberated on March 31, 1947 and was incorporated along with the rest of the Dodecanese Islands into the Greek Nation in 1948.
This text (extract) is cited November 2003 from the Municipality of Kalymnos tourist pamphlet.


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