Kalymnos is located a few miles north of Kos and is famous as the island of the sponge divers.
The island’s capital is Ponthia built around its port has an active island character.
For a pleasant diversion from the life of the sea in Pothia, you can visit some interesting museums (archaeological museum, folklore museum and the maritime museum) and several churches that exhibit artistic icons.
The seafront promenade is a string of small bars, restaurant and shops.
The old capital, Hora is dominated by a large Byzantine fortress; the ruins are interesting and from the top there is a wonderful views.
The mountains of the island have made of Kalymnos a destination for free climbing lovers.