North of the island of Kos lies another picturesque island of the Dodecanese archipelago, Kalymnos. Kalymnos is a mountainous and rocky island, with a little bit of arable land. With no preconditions for the agriculture development, Kalymnos has always been known for sponge growing whose tradition cherishes to this day and for which the islanders are particular pride in. In addition to the traditional tourist offer, Kalymnos offers many sports and adventure activities such as climbing, hiking and diving.
The main place and port on the island is the same name town Kalymnos or Pothia, located on the south side. It features traditional neoclassical houses and villas and beautiful churches and museums. In the city there are several taverns, restaurants, cafes and shops. Port Pothia provides few dozen moorings for vessels and safe shelter from strong etesian. Besides the town of Pothia, on the island lie a few idyllic villages like Masouri, Myrties, Emborosio, Telendos and Vathis.
The most beautiful beach on the island of Kalymnos is Masouri, located on the west coast of the island. It is characterized by fine sand and crystal clear sea. Among other nice and neat beaches should be noted Kantouni, Myrties, Therma and Argionda.