Kalymnos, the island of rock climbing
Τhe limestone mountains of Kalymnos have recently been declared the “climber’s paradise”. At the moment there are over 1,300 organized routes of varied difficulty for you to climb. Every year there are about 100-150 newly created routes. As of the summer of 2013 there is a fully equipped and trained rescue team available.
Kalymnos, the island of sponge diver’s
Since ancient times, the islanders have long had a close bond with the sea. Their oldest and primary occupation was sponge diving. Visitors have the opportunity to go to warehouses that process sponges and get hands on experience of this legendary industry. They may also take part in local revelry and witness the dance of the sponge diver who has been stricken by the bends.
There are organized scuba-diving schools on the island, offering guests the opportunity to visit the fascinating underwater world of Kalymnos.
Museums and archeological sites
- The Archeological Museum
- The Vouvalis Mansion
- The Maritime Museum
- The Traditional Kalymnian House
- The Valsamides Museum of Marine Life
- Christ of Jerusalem, archeological site
- Cyclopean Walls at Vathy, archeological site and many more…
Caves on Kalymnos and Pserimos
Noted for their beauty, the caves of Kefalas, Skalia, the Seven Virgins, Daskalio and elsewhere on the island await you.
On organized walks amid the island’s wild nature, guests can become acquainted with the aromatic flora of Kalymnos that gives the local thyme honey its distinctive taste, which is known for its therapeutic qualities from antiquity.
Food and Wine tasting
Culinary exploration of the local cuisine
- Nature walks and visits to monasteries
- Pilates fitness