is an island in the Dodecanese in southeastern Aegean. The area is 111 581 square kilometers making it the 26th largest Greek island.

This island is surrounded by a large number of small islands of which the most important are the uninhabited Glaronissia, the Calabrian, the habitable Telendos, the Nera islands, Agios Nikolaos and Agios Andreas, the habitable Back, the Imia, the habitable Pserimos, the largest all, and finally northeast. the Pitta and Kalolimnos.


The diversity of coasts, cliffs and mild climate make this island an ideal place for climbers. For those who have traveled climbers, the rock of Kalymnos resembles him in Thailand. But Kalymnos by most climbers considered as a more complete destination.

Limestone, climbing to stalactites, many caves have helped to characterize the Kalymnos from magazines Vertical, Klettern, Climbing, Desnivel, as one of the most beautiful places “in the world of climbers.”

There are about 60 fields with sport climbing routes mainly “a pitch” difficulty from 4-9, which is easily accessible by trails. Most journeys of “a pitch” between 20 and 30 meters.

Caves of Kalymnos

  • grande Grotta
  • The cave Kefalas
  • Cave-Step
  • The Cave of the Seven Virgins called Cave of the Nymphs or Flaska
  • The cave Daskalio


Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos

With the “Lady of Kalymnos’ a point of reference for visitors from now on, began operation in 2009 the new Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos.

Naval Museum of Kalymnos

The Naval Museum of Kalymnos, founded in 1994, the naval tradition of the island presented the history and methods of sponge diving, and many objects from ancient shipwrecks. In the four rooms of the museum objects relating to the profession of sponge diving and processing of sponges.

Museum Finds Marine

panoramic view of Pothia

This is a private museum, life work of brothers Valsamidis born and live in Kalymnos.