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Kalymnos is regarded as being one the most beautiful places in the Dodecanese, welcoming visitors with a mesmerising mermaid statue.


Kalymnos is a small holiday destination located on the southern coast of the island and is home to the island's main port. Kalymnos is widely regarded as being one the most beautiful places in the Dodecanese, with dramatic mountains that tower over sparkling blue seas. At the port's entrance sits a mesmerising mermaid statue that welcomes all her visitors. The style of architecture in Kalymnos is very neoclassic with some Venetian influences. Kalymnos is renowned for sponges and is the islands main industry, sponge elaboration workshops can be found everywhere. Today, this quaint island is better known for its heady credentials as a world famous climbing destination. Sport climbing enthusiasts from all over the world travel here for some amazing climbing opportunities. 

Kalymnos is a popular resort for visitors, with a range of hotels, bars and restaurants and there is still a wonderfully traditional feel to the area. During holidays to Kalymnos, make the most of opportunities to visit the many churches displaying beautiful icons produced by local artists.

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