Kalymnos belongs to the Dodecanese and is in the southeastern Aegean Sea, between the islands of Kos and Leros. It is about 20 kilometres long and has 18000 inhabitants on the island.

The island is well-known as the “Island of the Sponge Divers” and is the centre of the Greek sponge-diving industry. This activity dates back to the Antiquity.

For centuries, this ongoing tradition has shaped the island’s identity and contributed significantly to its financial prosperity and social development while helping it to achieve worldwide fame.


Kalymnos has its own airport, JKL, with direct flights from Athens several times per week. However, the most popular route is to fly to Kos Island (KGS airport) and take a ferry over to Kalymnos Island. After arriving in Kos, from Mastichari Port there is a frequent daily ferry connection to Kalymnos, Pothia port (30-40 minutes one way). From Kos Airport, you can take a taxi to Mastichari Port (10 minutes) and tickets can be bought from the port. You can also book the boat tickets online in advance if you prefer. From Pothia Port, Evanik Chic Hotel is only 600 meters away, in the heart of Pothia town.


During the last two decades, rock climbing has been gaining traction on the island. Kalymnos has built its reputation on the variety and top-quality rocks and is considered one of the most popular rock-climbing destinations worldwide. Rock climbers visit the island throughout the year.

Regardless of your level of expertise in rock climbing, there is always an opportunity for adventure. Kalymnos is an ideal place with its tall, rocky cliffs towering over the breathtaking deep blue of the Aegean Sea.

In addition to rock climbing, the island offers beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine and friendly people. The sightseeing like Chryssoheria medieval castle ruins and the Monastery of Agios Savvas are also worth a visit.

Kalymnos has many beautiful, small villages to visit, like Myrties, Massouri and Vathi. There is also a frequent connection to the small Telendos island opposite Kalymnos. Daily ferryboat connections with Kos Island serve those island hoppers flying from and to Kos International Airport. 


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Kos island belongs to the Dodecanese islands in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. It is the third largest island in Dodecanese, after Rhodes and Karpathos, with a population of 38029 inhabitants (2021 census).