Click to see the departure point at Kalymnos Port

Kalymnos is located on the northern side of Dodecanese and close to the Turkish coasts. From Turgutreis D-Marin Port, Bodrum Express Lines has trips to Kalymnos a few days in a week during summer season. This island distinguishes for the wild rocky mountains, which is why it has developed as a rock climbing destination over the last years. In fact, an International Climbing Festival takes place in Kalymnos island every September. Kalymnos, also known as the sponge diver island, is one of the least-known yet very interesting islands in Dodecanese. In the past, the locals used to make their living from sponge fishing. Although this activity has declined today, there are many sponge sellers at the beachfront of Pothia, the capital of the island.

The island is blessed with green valleys and beautiful paths that urge visitors to explore them. Kalymnos is surrounded by beautiful bays and excellent waters which are ideal for you dives. Particularly Pothia, the capital town, surprises every visitor with the collection of beautiful mansions which are a reminiscence of the islands glorious past. The religious faith of the locals is enhanced by the wonderful old churches and monasteries that attract many pilgrims from the neighboring islands. Most of the inhabitants are involved in fishing and sponge diving which is one of the main activities of Kalymnos that has brought huge development.

The beach resorts in Kalymnos are nice and relaxing, while during your Kalymnos holidays you should not miss a day trip to the small island of Telendos, a popular nudist destination. You can take a boat from Massouri Village and enjoy the landscape and beautiful tavernas in Telendos Island.

Holidays in Kalymnos can be combined with other islands like Kos, Leros or Patmos.


Have a nice holiday,