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Family trip to Kalymnos Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

DSC04967 Kalymnos is a great place for curious and active children. There are no amusement parks and waterparks, but historical attractions and sports centres will make holidays eventful. For example, teenagers can visit a state diving centre, which is the only one in Greece. There are no doubts that young climbers will love the island. There are different climbing routes on the island, due to its mountainous terrain. Beginners can try their hand on simple routes and professionals can improve their skills. Moreover, you can visit the Diving Festival and the Climbing Festival on Kalymnos.
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Does your child swim well and have a sports grade? Then you can take him and take part in the swim to the neighbouring Telendos Island. It is approximately 1 km off the coast of Kalymnos. However, you can go there by boat. Be sure to show the Basilica of Saint Basil, the Holy Trinity Church and the ancient Church of Saint Konstantinos to your child. The last one was built 1,5 millennium ago. There is also an amazing Chochlakas beach on the island, which is considered to be the best in Greece. It is a pebble beach with crystal clear water.
However, there are many nice beaches on Kalymnos. Pebble Mirties with gentle sloping shore is perfect for small children and Agios Petros is famous for its crystal clear water. Massouri beach is surrounded by high rocks. It will please active children. There are several place playgrounds on its territory. You can find pebble and sandy beaches near the Vlichada, the road to them is hidden in the thickets of trees. Arginoda beach is quite famous among tourists. Despite the fact that it is small, many tourists prefer to come here. By the way, there is a boat which departs from Massouri. Be sure to admire Kalymnos from the sea. This kind of excursion gives a sense of adventure to every child. Moreover, you can go to nearby Pserimos and Nera. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Kalymnos has a very rich history. Scientists believe that it was inhabited in ancient times. The first people who inhabited the island were the Carians. Kalymnos came under the influence of … Open
Be sure to visit the Castle of Chora. It was originally built in 10-11th centuries in order to protect the settlement against pirates raids. The castle was fortified and rebuilt in 14-16 centuries by the knights. There was no need to settle behind the stone walls since the 18th century and people began to leave the castle. Nowadays the castle is partly ruined, but you should definitely show it to your child because all of the street and small churches represent the peculiarities of Ancient Greek engineering and architecture.
Kalymnos HPIM0938 There is one more fortification located close to Pothia, the large port and the capital of the island. It is Hrisoheriya castle. It was built in the 15th century by Hospitallers. Children who like knight and princesses stories will love this place. There is an Archaeological Museum in Pothia where you should definitely go. It has a rich collection of household items, weapons from different eras. The Ethnographic Museum is a very interesting place too. It tells about the life and customs of Kalymnos inhabitants in 18-19th centuries. Maritime Museum of Kalymnos has a collection of items related to sea and sailors. The museum was opened in 1994.
Kalymnos is an ideal place for active tourists. The island is incredibly popular among climbers from all over the world. There are hundreds of climbing routes on the island. They are all of … Open
There are many important historical buildings and places in Pothia and Kalymnos which will interest curious children. For example, the Monastery of Saint Sava, the Church of Saint Nicholas and the Church of Christ the Savior. You can come to Vathy and visit ancient settlements, which was founded by one of the first Christians. One more important attractions are the Church of the Assumption built by Byzantines. Ancient frescoes of 11th and 14th centuries will amaze every child. Be sure to visit the Museum of Nicholas Vuvali, where you can find a great collection of sea sponges, which are still used by people on Kalymnos.
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Water attractions around Kalymnos Island
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♥   Water park 'Adaland' Kuşadası, Aydın, 108.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Aqua Fantasy Kuşadası' Aydın, 109.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Waterpark' Faliraki, Rhodes, 130.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Things to visit with your kids in Greece

Athens has one of the most fascinating museums for kids - the Children's Museum. The museum hosts a large number of diverse exhibitions, in which younger visitors can take part. For example, they experiment with soap bubbles in the soap room or solve tasks in the Pythagoras room. Athens offer various excursions, where children can learn a lot about Greek history. A large number of museums are located in the city of Thessaloniki. The museum of natural history will introduce the flora and fauna. Many amazing discoveries wait in the museum of photography. The Olympic Museum in the city of Olympia has a large exposition telling about the main sports games in the history of mankind. The museum of wine, which belongs to Koutsoyannopoulos family, is worth visiting on Santorini. … Open
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Interesting places to visit with children around Kalymnos Island

Guide to sightseeing and entertainment for children in Kalymnos Island - parks, attractions, museums, zoos, water-parks. All fascinating and educational sites of Kalymnos Island, which are must visit and see for your child. Find out the best discovery routes and places for kids (local theaters, exhibitions and museums), where you can spend quality time together. Kalymnos Island for families with children.
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