Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Kalymnos Island1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Kalymnos Island with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Kalymnos Island areaThis Kalymnos Island map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Kalymnos Island and surroundings
Greece - moving around the countryNikos Kazantzakis Airport is located near Heraklion, which is the capital of Crete. There are restaurants and cafes, ATMs and currency exchange offices, as well as car rental agencies and duty-free shops. Its traffic is about one and a half million a year. Diagoras in Rhodes is also a pretty busy international airport. It was opened in 1977; it has significantly changed during the time. Passengers will be met by comfortable waiting rooms, VIP lounges, various shops, boutiques and souvenir stalls, as well as offices of international banks and car rental agencies. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in GreeceOne of the most joyful holidays is Apokries, which lasts about two weeks and ends before the Great Lent. During this time, the Greeks cook a variety of meat dishes, which are mostly of pork, and treat relatives and friends. After the feast, the Greeks dress up in costumes and go to the main square, where they continue to drink wine and have fun. The holiday ends with a grand carnival. One of the most spectacular feasts is the carnival in the city of Patras on the Peloponnese Peninsula. During the event, spectators can enjoy the procession of chariots. The festival ends with the burning of the carnival king. The dates of carnivals vary depending on the date of Easter. They begin about 2 weeks before this holiday. … Open
Photogallery of Kalymnos Island sights
Our guide to Kalymnos Island
Travel guide to Kalymnos Island
Kalymnos is an ideal destination for all fans of active recreation and sports entertainment. It is a great place to try various types of water sports. Moreover, there are several attractive diving sites not far away from the coast. As the terrain of this island is mostly rocky, Kalymnos attracts fans of alpinism. There are suitable areas for beginners who only make first steps in this dangerous sport and several … Open
Kalymnos Island for children - what to visit
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 … Open
Shopping, streets and outlets
Komboloi can be an interesting souvenir for travellers. It is a local variant of beads. It is twenty beads strung on a solid thread. Komboloi is not a cult object, it is usually used for relaxation and concentration. The material of the item shows the social status of a person. They can be made of wood, clay and semi-precious stones. You can also buy matopetra. This souvenir is well-known among superstitious … Open
Nearby is the attractive pebble beach of Kanduni, an oasis of peace and tranquility. Not only fans of water activities, but also gourmets are sure to enjoy Linaria Beach. The fact is that this beach features some great ethnic restaurants specializing in cooking seafood. Pay Yalo with crystal clear water and spectacular scenery also stands out among other beautiful beaches of Kalymnos. Connoisseurs of upscale rest … Open
Traditions and mentality of Kalymnos Island
A typical day in Greece starts at 8 o’clock. Locals wake up, have a cup of coffee and a light breakfast, work till 2 o’clock and have siesta till 5 o’clock. Try to plan your holiday, because almost all the cafes, shops and public places are closed during the period of siesta. Locals sleep at home or sunbathe during this time, they try to gain strength to finish the working day. The working day is … Open
Cuisine and top restaurants
The most popular Greek snack is souvlaki. It is served in souvladzikos. Souvlaki is made of meat, seafood and even vegetables. Souvlaki in a pita is called gyro. It is one more Greek favourite fast food. However, Kalymnos is rich with meat dishes. Paidakia is deliciously grilled lambs. Don’t pass by moussaka, a layered dish made with minced meat, egg-plants and potatoes with bechamel sauce. Pastitsio is a … Open