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Dodecanese Patmos Leros Nisyros Kalymnos


Kalymnos Island is the fourth largest island of the group. The capital and main port of the island is called Pothia, a very attractive fishing village.

The island is famous for its sponge fishing tradition and is the ideal place to buy natural, soft
sponges. The beautiful landscape, the fine beaches and the traditional way of life of the inhabitants are slowly attracting some visitors.

Kalymnos is also a rising holiday destination due to another fact: its landscape and geology
are ideal for climbing. This has brought to the island a new kind of active tourism. The
rocky mountains and interesting caves of Kalymnos are also continually explored. The most
famous is the Cave of the Seven Virgins.


The tourism has helped the island and its inhabitants, even if many beautiful coasts
of the island are still uncrowded during high season. This gives to the island, along with its beautiful landscape and beaches, a peculiar atmosphere that charms all visitors.

Because of the low level of tourism, Kalymnos is still very authentic and its inhabitants are
very friendly and hospitable.