Kalymnos is a Greek island and municipality in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. It belongs to the Dodecanese and is located to the west of the peninsula of Bodrum, between the islands of Kos (south, at a distance of 12 Km) and Leros (north, at a distance of less than 2 Km): the latter is linked to it through a series of islets. Kalymnos lies between two to five hours away by sea from Rhodes.
Kalymnos is known for its sunshine, beaches and limestone climbing cliffs. There are four main towns on the island. Pothia is the commercial and civil center while Massouri is the tourist center. Emborios is a picturesque and unspoilt village on the north western coast of the island and Vathi is the small village on the east coast with a beautiful "hidden" harbour.
Things to See & Do
* Monastery of St Sava - Pothia
* Kalymnos beach
* Emporios Village
* The Arch – natural rock wonder
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area – 134.54 km²
Population – 20,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 30
Port Location – The port is located at Pothia, the capital of the island of Kalymnos.
Travel Links – Kalymnos has a new airport that commenced operations on August 10th 2006. The airport is located at Argos, Kalymnos (IATA CODE: JKL), located a few kilometers from Pothia. Olympic Airlines has scheduled service daily from Athens International airport.
Airsea Lines also flies schedule seaplane service from Lavrio Port,a few kilometers west of Athens, to Kalymnos AirSea Lines website.
The next closest airport is on nearby Kos (airport code KGS) which has a regularly scheduled service on Olympic Airlines, and is well-served by low-cost airlines during the summer months to Central and Western European nations.
Most visitors arrive from the nearby island of Kos via frequent ferry service. There are two services; 'Anem Ferries' runs a large boat which can take vehicles, if necessary, and the 'Kalymnos Dolphin' is a smaller, faster, passenger boat. Both vessels arrive in Pothia on Kalymnos while in Kos the Anem Ferries travel from Kos (city) and the Dolphin travels into Mastichari, near the Kos airport. Each makes several sailings a day, the number depending on the season and trade.
It is also possible to travel directly to Kos as well as Bodrum, Turkey, and other nearby Greek islands.
There is regularly scheduled ferry service to/from Athens.