For ALL recommended Excursion it is essential to wear sturdy shoes (hiking-shoes) and a headdress, to pack enough water and for evening or night-hiking a flash light. Caves only visit with two flash lights. So, if one fails, you can find the way out anyhow !
Vathyswonderful ancient mosaic floors on the outskirts of Metochi, remains of the acropolis at Stimenia, thousands of year old traditional houses and the caves on the slopes of the Klastani and Tsigoura hills are waiting to descry by you. I will describe you the way, or if you want, I guide you to these historical sites and familiarise you with their history.
Let me show you the inherent natural beauty and history of our island off the beaten guide-book-track. We have to discover the islands secrets with my air-conditioned taxi.
With it's exquisite beaches a haven of tranquillity between Kalymnos and Kos. A few residents, a few rooms to rent and some taverns, that's it ! It boasts a nice sandy beach in a sheltered bay, perfect for swimming, paddling or splashing about. During sommer at noon the beach can be busy with day trippers - at all other times it's blessedly tranquil. And there are also some wonderful hidden beaches that are best to reach by boat.
Lonely bays by boat
I will bring you to lonely bays with crystal-clear water and pebble or sandbeaches, and pick you up whenever you like. Maybe you want to sleep a night at "your" beach? These bays are only reachable by boat and most of them will not be visited by big excursion boats, so that it can be happen, that you will have the whole beach for your own. Don't forget your waterproof shoes or bathing shoes for pebble beaches and your snorkel-equipment !
Kalymnos is famous for it's caves - the Cave of the Seven Virgins (Epta Parthena), and the richly decorated cave of Skalia in the north of the island (only visit it with a guide, it is a big, sometimes dangerous cave. Please ask me for booking a guide.) Kefalas to the south (which also can be visited). It is absolutely essential to wear hiking-shoes and two flash lights !
Kalymnos is well-known as one of the safest and best organised climbing centres. Kalymnos has one of the most difficult and beautiful routes in Europe.
Kalynmos is not a typical bathing island, is has predominantly beaches with small or big pebbles. The number one beach is Massouri, a small bathing resort with narrow pebble beach, where are more people than at other beaches. You can reach it within short time by bus from pothia or by rental-car or scooter within approx. 30 min. on the new road between Vathys and Arginonda.
It is nicer to go to one of the lonely beaches of Kalymnos with crystal clear water and pebbles or sand. These bays are only reachable by boat and most of them will not be visited by big excursion boats, so that it can be happen, that you will have the whole beach for your own. I will bring you to the beach an pick you up whenever you want. Maybe you like to sleep there one night? Don't forget your waterproof shoes or bathing shoes for pebble beaches and your snorkel-equipment !
There is no naturist beach on Kalymnos. On the island Télendos, on the opposite of Myrties and Massouri, is a small nudist beach.