Here you will experience the real character of the Greek islands, with life revolving mainly around the sea.


Holidays to Kalymnos are largely undiscovered and is widely regarded as one of the most interesting islands in the Dodecanese group. A holiday here will allow you to experience an unspoilt Greek island.

Kalymnos is also referred to as the "Island of Statues" because it is the location where the sculptors Mixhalis and Irini Kokkinou built many statues as a tribute to the island. Kalymnos was once most well known for sponge fisherman but in recent times has become a popular rock climbing destination.

There are some surprisingly lively tavernas and bars in the main town, Pothia, where life tends to revolve around the sea front.

Kalymnos holidays are a haven for those in need of a laid back and tranquil destination perfect for a relaxing holiday away from noise and crowds. Kalymnos holidays are wonderful because of its beaches, scenery and culture promising to be a stress free destination.

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do


Therma and Gefira: The 'Town' beaches. Both close to Pothia.

Wlihadia (Vlychada): The main resort to the south of the island. It has a beautiful bay, great for swimming and there are an abundance of traditional tavernas.

Kantouni/Linaria: Both of these resorts have beautiful sandy beaches.

Melitsachas: Wonderful small beach facing the neighbouring island of Telendos.

Myrties: Small but pleasant shingle beach. From the jetty you can jump on the little ferry boats across to the island of Telendos.

Telendos: Extremely hot in the height of the season but worth a day trip. Main beach is Chohlakas.


Popular items purchased by those who take holidays in Kalymnos include:-

  • Natural Sponges - (Kalymnos is well known all over the world for its fine sponges)
  • Jewellery
  • Local hand woven fabrics
  • Pottery


Max_temp  Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Kalymnos 20 24 27 29 29 26 21
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sun Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Kalymnos 8 10 12 14 13 10 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Our favourites in Kalymnos

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