Attractions In Kalymnos

Explore The Attractions Of Kalymnos
Agion Panton Monastery (near Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful monastery crowns the top of the island’s mountain range and is made up of a network of churches and chapels. This is where Saint Savvas the younger spent his life.

Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This new museum will take you on a journey of Kalymnos’ history from its earliest Prehistoric evidence right through to the Byzantium. Amongst the many artifacts, make it a point to admire the famed Kore of Kalymnou statue. The folds of her dress drape to make her seem real and alive. Also admire the Kouros statue.

Cave of the Church of Saint Pandeleimonas (Northwest Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This cave doubles as a church dedicated to Saint Pandeleimonas, and you’ll be able to admire a 200-year-old icon of the saint. Locals believe the water dripping from the stalactites can be used as holy water as it is blessed by the saint. In the 18thC, a monk called Gerasimos Gerasimou ran a secret school during the Ottoman occupation.

Cave of the Church of Saint Pandeleimonas (Northwest Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This cave doubles as a church dedicated to Saint Pandeleimonas, and you’ll be able to admire a 200-year-old icon of the saint. Locals believe the water dripping from the stalactites can be used as holy water as it is blessed by the saint. In the 18thC, a monk called Gerasimos Gerasimou ran a secret school during the Ottoman occupation.

Cave of the Monastic Cell of Timios Stavros (Western Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Two local Kalymniotes found a cross in the cave and turned the cave into a place of worship. Their remains are kept there.

Cave of the Monastic Cell of Timios Stavros (Western Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Two local Kalymniotes found a cross in the cave and turned the cave into a place of worship. Their remains are kept there.

Cave of the Seven Virgins or Nymphs (near Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

One of the most interesting caves in Kalymnos, it is unfortunately dangerous to explore because of landslides that blocked the entrance and interior. Archaeologists found votive offerings to the mythological Seven Virgins in the cave. Legend has it that it got its name when seven young girls hid inside to escape the pirates but never found their way out.

Cave of the Virgin of Galatiani (Arginonta)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

A local shepherd found an icon of the Virgin Mary here, and turned the cave into a church. There’s a festival celebrating the Virgin of Galatiani once a year.

Cave of the Virgin of Galatiani (Arginonta)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

A local shepherd found an icon of the Virgin Mary here, and turned the cave into a church. There’s a festival celebrating the Virgin of Galatiani once a year.

Chrysoheria Castle, near Chora, Cave of 7 Virgins
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built by the Knights Templar in the 15thC, the remains of this castle will let you peek into Kalymnos’ medieval past. Seek out the coats-of-arms belonging to the Knights Templar, explore the Church of Panagia Chrysoheria – this is where a hoard of gold coins was rumored to be found under its floors.

Church of Christ of Jerusalem, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This is part of Sanctuary of Delios Apollo. Here you’ll be able to admire the remains of two early Christian basilicas – the basilica of the Church of Christ of Jerusalem and the Church of Saint Sophia.

Great Castle of the 9 Chapels – Megalo Kastro (Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in the Middle Byzantium and rebuilt by the Knights Templar, the ruins of this archaeological site offer you a glimpse all the way back to the 4thC BC through to the 15thC AD. Take the time to admire the wood-carved altar in the Church of Panagia Keharitomeni within the castle grounds.

Mermaid Statue (main harbor, Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.

Metamorfoseos Cathedral (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in 1861, this is the island’s largest cathedral. Explore its interior and admire the beautiful marble altar and the stunning icons painted by a famous local artist in the 19thC.

Monastery of Saint Savva (near Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this famous monastery close to the island’s capital. It stands perched at the top of a hill, its castle-like white-stone walls guarding the locals. Take the time to admire the beautiful murals and icons inside, including the icon of Saint Savva, and then go outside to get one of the best views of the island.

Monastery of Virgin Mary of Kyra Psili (near Vathis)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Combine a visit to this monastery with a tour of the castle ruins which surround it.

Museum of Kalymniote Folklore (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This museum, also called The Kalymniote House, is a stunning folklore museum that will help you understand everyday life on the island throughout history.

Nautical Museum of Kalymnos (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

If Kalymnos’ sponge-diving traditions and history fascinate you, admire the artifacts in this museum. You’ll see on display all the various vessels and gear used in sponge-diving as well as photographs of the divers and their everyday life.

Pothia Shipyard
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Explore this family-run shipyard that was founded in 1910 and which is one of the only surviving shipyards in Greece. The owners and employees are always eager to give tours and answer all your questions about Kalymnos’ seafaring history and its future. And of course they’ll regale you with stories of their own.

Saint Nicholas’ Church (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This church is a must-see. Built in honor of the island’s patron saint in the 19thC, it houses stunning artwork and icons crafted by local Kalymniote artists between 1800-1900. Architecture buffs will marvel at the church’s stonework walls, while the marble altar and throne inside can’t be missed.

Saint Stephen’s Church (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful church was built in the early 1900s using the donations of local divers, sailors and ship-owners. Its most stunning feature – the Russianesque silver dome – can be seen from afar.

Sanctuary of Dalios Apollo, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Dating back to the 10thC BC, this site is the most significant archaeological area in Kalymnos. The remains of the buildings, including political buildings, a theater and statues, echo the religious and political importance of this sanctuary which doubled as the religious and political capital of ancient Kalymnos.

Site of Ancient Damos, near Panormos (north)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The center of Kalymnos’ life in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, the remains at Damos boast workshops, homes, baths, tombs and walls. Take your time to admire the statues in the cemetery.

Sponge-processing Workshops (Pothia harbor)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods. You’ll be stunned at the detail involved and you’ll also learn a lot of this industry, which led Kalymnos to prosperity. Watching them work will make you understand why technology hasn’t touched these workshops.

Stone Windmills (near Chrysoheria Castle, Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

These three stone windmills tower over visitors, are well-preserved, and almost blend into the mountainside behind them.

Ta Spilea (Vathis, Klastani and Tsiggoura hills)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Access to these caves is very difficult, so all precautions must be taken. If you do brave the dangers, you’ll be able to explore a cave that bears witness to some of the very first signs of settlement with signs of campfire-smoke on the rock ceiling.

Town Hall (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this stunning building and admire the imposing Venetian architecture.

Valsamidi Museum of Marine Life (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This private collector gathered a number of artifacts found underwater, including petrified sponges, enormous fish, and other objects recovered from the sea. German weapons and rifles used in other battles are also on display in this stunning museum.

Vouvalis Mansion (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful neoclassical mansion was owned by Nikolaos Vouvalis and his family, one of the largest sponge exporters in the world. The interior is intact and offers visitors a glimpse into the everyday life of Kalymnos’ affluent upper-class.

Chrysoheria Castle, near Chora, Cave of 7 Virgins
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built by the Knights Templar in the 15thC, the remains of this castle will let you peek into Kalymnos’ medieval past. Seek out the coats-of-arms belonging to the Knights Templar, explore the Church of Panagia Chrysoheria – this is where a hoard of gold coins was rumored to be found under its floors.

Church of Christ of Jerusalem, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This is part of Sanctuary of Delios Apollo. Here you’ll be able to admire the remains of two early Christian basilicas – the basilica of the Church of Christ of Jerusalem and the Church of Saint Sophia.

Great Castle of the 9 Chapels – Megalo Kastro (Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in the Middle Byzantium and rebuilt by the Knights Templar, the ruins of this archaeological site offer you a glimpse all the way back to the 4thC BC through to the 15thC AD. Take the time to admire the wood-carved altar in the Church of Panagia Keharitomeni within the castle grounds.

Sanctuary of Dalios Apollo, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Dating back to the 10thC BC, this site is the most significant archaeological area in Kalymnos. The remains of the buildings, including political buildings, a theater and statues, echo the religious and political importance of this sanctuary which doubled as the religious and political capital of ancient Kalymnos.

Site of Ancient Damos, near Panormos (north)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The center of Kalymnos’ life in the Hellenistic and Roman periods, the remains at Damos boast workshops, homes, baths, tombs and walls. Take your time to admire the statues in the cemetery.

Chrysoheria Castle, near Chora, Cave of 7 Virgins
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built by the Knights Templar in the 15thC, the remains of this castle will let you peek into Kalymnos’ medieval past. Seek out the coats-of-arms belonging to the Knights Templar, explore the Church of Panagia Chrysoheria – this is where a hoard of gold coins was rumored to be found under its floors.

Great Castle of the 9 Chapels – Megalo Kastro (Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in the Middle Byzantium and rebuilt by the Knights Templar, the ruins of this archaeological site offer you a glimpse all the way back to the 4thC BC through to the 15thC AD. Take the time to admire the wood-carved altar in the Church of Panagia Keharitomeni within the castle grounds.

Cave of the Church of Saint Pandeleimonas (Northwest Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This cave doubles as a church dedicated to Saint Pandeleimonas, and you’ll be able to admire a 200-year-old icon of the saint. Locals believe the water dripping from the stalactites can be used as holy water as it is blessed by the saint. In the 18thC, a monk called Gerasimos Gerasimou ran a secret school during the Ottoman occupation.

Cave of the Monastic Cell of Timios Stavros (Western Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Two local Kalymniotes found a cross in the cave and turned the cave into a place of worship. Their remains are kept there.

Cave of the Seven Virgins or Nymphs (near Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

One of the most interesting caves in Kalymnos, it is unfortunately dangerous to explore because of landslides that blocked the entrance and interior. Archaeologists found votive offerings to the mythological Seven Virgins in the cave. Legend has it that it got its name when seven young girls hid inside to escape the pirates but never found their way out.

Cave of the Virgin of Galatiani (Arginonta)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

A local shepherd found an icon of the Virgin Mary here, and turned the cave into a church. There’s a festival celebrating the Virgin of Galatiani once a year.

Ta Spilea (Vathis, Klastani and Tsiggoura hills)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Access to these caves is very difficult, so all precautions must be taken. If you do brave the dangers, you’ll be able to explore a cave that bears witness to some of the very first signs of settlement with signs of campfire-smoke on the rock ceiling.

Agion Panton Monastery (near Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful monastery crowns the top of the island’s mountain range and is made up of a network of churches and chapels. This is where Saint Savvas the younger spent his life.

Cave of the Church of Saint Pandeleimonas (Northwest Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This cave doubles as a church dedicated to Saint Pandeleimonas, and you’ll be able to admire a 200-year-old icon of the saint. Locals believe the water dripping from the stalactites can be used as holy water as it is blessed by the saint. In the 18thC, a monk called Gerasimos Gerasimou ran a secret school during the Ottoman occupation.

Cave of the Monastic Cell of Timios Stavros (Western Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Two local Kalymniotes found a cross in the cave and turned the cave into a place of worship. Their remains are kept there.

Cave of the Virgin of Galatiani (Arginonta)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

A local shepherd found an icon of the Virgin Mary here, and turned the cave into a church. There’s a festival celebrating the Virgin of Galatiani once a year.

Metamorfoseos Cathedral (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in 1861, this is the island’s largest cathedral. Explore its interior and admire the beautiful marble altar and the stunning icons painted by a famous local artist in the 19thC.

Monastery of Saint Savva (near Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this famous monastery close to the island’s capital. It stands perched at the top of a hill, its castle-like white-stone walls guarding the locals. Take the time to admire the beautiful murals and icons inside, including the icon of Saint Savva, and then go outside to get one of the best views of the island.

Monastery of Virgin Mary of Kyra Psili (near Vathis)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Combine a visit to this monastery with a tour of the castle ruins which surround it.

Saint Nicholas’ Church (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This church is a must-see. Built in honor of the island’s patron saint in the 19thC, it houses stunning artwork and icons crafted by local Kalymniote artists between 1800-1900. Architecture buffs will marvel at the church’s stonework walls, while the marble altar and throne inside can’t be missed.

Saint Stephen’s Church (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful church was built in the early 1900s using the donations of local divers, sailors and ship-owners. Its most stunning feature – the Russianesque silver dome – can be seen from afar.

Mermaid Statue (main harbor, Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.

Pothia Shipyard
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Explore this family-run shipyard that was founded in 1910 and which is one of the only surviving shipyards in Greece. The owners and employees are always eager to give tours and answer all your questions about Kalymnos’ seafaring history and its future. And of course they’ll regale you with stories of their own.

Sponge-processing Workshops (Pothia harbor)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods. You’ll be stunned at the detail involved and you’ll also learn a lot of this industry, which led Kalymnos to prosperity. Watching them work will make you understand why technology hasn’t touched these workshops.

Stone Windmills (near Chrysoheria Castle, Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

These three stone windmills tower over visitors, are well-preserved, and almost blend into the mountainside behind them.

Town Hall (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this stunning building and admire the imposing Venetian architecture.

Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This new museum will take you on a journey of Kalymnos’ history from its earliest Prehistoric evidence right through to the Byzantium. Amongst the many artifacts, make it a point to admire the famed Kore of Kalymnou statue. The folds of her dress drape to make her seem real and alive. Also admire the Kouros statue.

Museum of Kalymniote Folklore (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This museum, also called The Kalymniote House, is a stunning folklore museum that will help you understand everyday life on the island throughout history.

Nautical Museum of Kalymnos (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

If Kalymnos’ sponge-diving traditions and history fascinate you, admire the artifacts in this museum. You’ll see on display all the various vessels and gear used in sponge-diving as well as photographs of the divers and their everyday life.

Valsamidi Museum of Marine Life (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This private collector gathered a number of artifacts found underwater, including petrified sponges, enormous fish, and other objects recovered from the sea. German weapons and rifles used in other battles are also on display in this stunning museum.

Vouvalis Mansion (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This beautiful neoclassical mansion was owned by Nikolaos Vouvalis and his family, one of the largest sponge exporters in the world. The interior is intact and offers visitors a glimpse into the everyday life of Kalymnos’ affluent upper-class.

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Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This new museum will take you on a journey of Kalymnos’ history from its earliest Prehistoric evidence right through to the Byzantium. Amongst the many artifacts, make it a point to admire the famed Kore of Kalymnou statue. The folds of her dress drape to make her seem real and alive. Also admire the Kouros statue.

Cave of the Church of Saint Pandeleimonas (Northwest Kalymnos)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This cave doubles as a church dedicated to Saint Pandeleimonas, and you’ll be able to admire a 200-year-old icon of the saint. Locals believe the water dripping from the stalactites can be used as holy water as it is blessed by the saint. In the 18thC, a monk called Gerasimos Gerasimou ran a secret school during the Ottoman occupation.

Church of Christ of Jerusalem, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This is part of Sanctuary of Delios Apollo. Here you’ll be able to admire the remains of two early Christian basilicas – the basilica of the Church of Christ of Jerusalem and the Church of Saint Sophia.

Great Castle of the 9 Chapels – Megalo Kastro (Chora)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Built in the Middle Byzantium and rebuilt by the Knights Templar, the ruins of this archaeological site offer you a glimpse all the way back to the 4thC BC through to the 15thC AD. Take the time to admire the wood-carved altar in the Church of Panagia Keharitomeni within the castle grounds.

Mermaid Statue (main harbor, Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

The bronze statue of the mermaid that stands at the main harbor is emblematic and symbolic of the Kalymniotes’ love of the sea and their attraction to its siren-song. It was sculpted by Irini Kokkinou.

Monastery of Saint Savva (near Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Visit this famous monastery close to the island’s capital. It stands perched at the top of a hill, its castle-like white-stone walls guarding the locals. Take the time to admire the beautiful murals and icons inside, including the icon of Saint Savva, and then go outside to get one of the best views of the island.

Museum of Kalymniote Folklore (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This museum, also called The Kalymniote House, is a stunning folklore museum that will help you understand everyday life on the island throughout history.

Saint Nicholas’ Church (Pothia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This church is a must-see. Built in honor of the island’s patron saint in the 19thC, it houses stunning artwork and icons crafted by local Kalymniote artists between 1800-1900. Architecture buffs will marvel at the church’s stonework walls, while the marble altar and throne inside can’t be missed.

Sanctuary of Dalios Apollo, near Chora/Pothia
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Dating back to the 10thC BC, this site is the most significant archaeological area in Kalymnos. The remains of the buildings, including political buildings, a theater and statues, echo the religious and political importance of this sanctuary which doubled as the religious and political capital of ancient Kalymnos.

Sponge-processing Workshops (Pothia harbor)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

Drop into one of these busy workshops around the main harbor and let the craftsmen walk you through the sponge-processing methods. You’ll be stunned at the detail involved and you’ll also learn a lot of this industry, which led Kalymnos to prosperity. Watching them work will make you understand why technology hasn’t touched these workshops.

Valsamidi Museum of Marine Life (Vlihadia)
Dodecanese / Kalymnos

This private collector gathered a number of artifacts found underwater, including petrified sponges, enormous fish, and other objects recovered from the sea. German weapons and rifles used in other battles are also on display in this stunning museum.

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