Kalymnos, Greece

Kalymnos, the Greek Island in the Aegean Sea, 12 miles north of the island of Kos with a length of 21 km and a width of 13 km is as idyllic as it is diverse.  We flew into Kos, took the boat to Kalymnos which takes approximately 30 mins covering 12 km into the port of Pothia.

Port of Pothia

Port of Pothia

Kalymnos is neighboured by the small island of Telendos which was once part of the island, but split off after a major earthquake in 554AD.

Telendos island in the distance

Telendos island in the distance

Boats run regularly from the port to the island.  Restaurants and eateries cling to the coastline serving the fresh catch of the day and fresh salads.

We stayed at the family run Norma’s Village apartments located in the town of Kantouni which was easily accessible to the beaches of Plati Gialos.

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Norma’s Village – Poolside

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‘brack’ in the hedgerows

 

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cafe with a view

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local brew "Fix"

local brew “Fix”

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival, 19-21 October 2014, brings together the world’s best climbers together with climbing enthusiasts from all corners of the globe on the Greek island of Kalymnos. The festival lasts three days and has a full program of competitions and master classes with athletes.

If you are looking for a break and a chilled holiday Kalymnos is the place for you – we are going back!

 

 

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