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.