Eating & Drinking in Kalymnos

There is no better way to end a busy and exciting day of hiking, swimming and rock-climbing than by finding a quaint little taverna by the sea to enjoy a traditional Kalymniot dinner. Family-run establishments will wow you with the sheer number of dishes that promise to satisfy everyone’s preferences. Vegetarians will relish chick-pea based dishes along with the salad that’s famous on the island. Kalymnos’ iconic salad is a twist on the traditional Greek salad as locals top the usual salad fare with very crisp bread that’s been dipped in extra-virgin olive oil. Another version of the Kalymniot salad is Myrmitzeli, which is a salad made with grilled eggplant, cucumber, tomatoes and anchovies topped with whole-wheat rusks.

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