Kalymnos is the fourth largest island of Dodecanese chain. It is located in the Aegean Sea between Leros and Kos. The island’s area is of 111 km² with coastline of about 96 km. Its landscape is mostly mountainous with small patches of plains.
One can get to the island either from the mainland ports of Piraeus or Rafina or from other Dodecanese islands. The island also has an airport that is located in Argos not far from the capital.
Pothia, the main settlement and port of the island, was built in XIX century in the shape of amphitheatre. Traditional for the region architecture of the colourful houses, unstoppable hum of voices and different sounds of the moving transport, of numerous tavernas and bars add to the charming atmosphere of the place.
Massouri beach is one of the most popular beaches of the island located not far from the settlement. It provides everything that is necessary for enjoyable holidays. And for sure it has warm and crystal clear sea. The beach of Platis Gialos with its dark sand sits not far from the village Panormos. Linaria is another beach that lies close to Panormos. It is popular for its peaceful and calm atmosphere. Young people perhaps will be more attracted by Kantouni beach with its coarse grey sand and a couple of bars and cafes that line the back of the beach. Terma, that is not far from Pothia, is famous for its thermal springs. Vathi is a small cove that to someone may remind a craggy fjord. A narrow passage here gave the inhabitants an excellent opportunity to protect the place rom pirates with the help of a solid chain. Vathi is also the only place on the island where oranges grow.