LOCATIONOur maisonette is situated in Kalymnos island, only 150m. from a wonderful sandy beach (Kantouni).The house is in a peaceful area,with magnificent country-side and sea view, on a land of 1200sq.m. with garden, verandas, bbq ara. The house is 180sq.m. in total. Two lovely beaches, the bus stop, cafes, restaurants, super market, car and bikes rental, ATM, pharmacy, grocery, gas station, patisserie are all within a 5-10 walking distance and climbing area is 10 min by bike.The ground floor consists of a big living room with dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a big bedroom with a traditional wooden-built double bed and a bunk bed (sleep 4). It is surrounded by big verandas with sea-view, bbq area and garden. The first floor consists of a 3 bedrooms: one master bedroom with built-in wardrobes, double bed and private balcony with astonishing sea-view, one bedroom with single bed and one bedroom with 2 single beds, with a big veranda with magnificent mountain and sea view, a bathroom with laundry and hot water all day, a fully equipped kitchenette
AMENITIES The price includes linens, towels, shampoo. You can prepare your breakfast using fresh eggs from our chickens and home-made marmalade made by our own organic fruits. Fresh fruits, home-made greek sweets and local wine for welcoming. Picking up from port /airport available.
SUGGESTIONS You are going to enjoy unforgettable family vacations on a beautiful and picturesque island full of wonderful beaches, with lots of sites (archaeological museum, marine museum, nautical museum, traditional home museum, picturesque villages) and activities (climbing, diving, hiking etc). From Kalymnos you can make daily excursions to nearby islands (Kos is 20min away by public-ferry, Telendos is 10 min by boat, Pserimos is 45min by boat, Leros is 1 hour away).WARM HOSPITALITYWe will make you feel like home, pick you up from/to the port/airport, give you advice and all needed help and information about the island (history, traditions, local dishes, where to go, best beaches etc) and we hope you will love it as much as we do!
HOW TO COME You can come by plane / ship directly from Athens or you can come via Kos island. Kos has an international airport with many low-cost airlines (such as ryanair and easyjet) and it is only 20-30 min away from Kalymnos by ferry, There are ferries connecting the 2 islands during all day till late at night. The airport of Kos is 10 min away from the ferry to Kalymnos.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kalymnos 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Super King Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2), Single Beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Kalymnos which is famous for its marine and sponge fishing tradition offers many organised diving centres through which one can explore the magnificently decorated by shipwrecks deep blue sea. Daily excursions are organized for diving to the bottom of the sea of Kalymnos and nearby islands. The International Diving Festival is held every summer and the island is packed with international diving groups. The only Public Diving School operates in Kalymnos, fitting to an island such as Kalymnos with its living heroic myths of sponge divers who defied the dangers of the deep sea. If you enjoy diving, then Kalymnos is the place to be. Scuba diving is an interesting activity, however it is not allowed in almost the whole of Greece in order to protect archeological treasures. There are however some areas allowed, one of them being in Kalymnos with a 12km coastline length.
Diving in this area is possible as long as contact has been made with one of diving centres available or if going alone it is obligatory to have experience and appropriate equipment.
Kalymnos, the sponge divers’ island offers an extraordinary natural background for climbing, in an overwhelming and peaceful environment. Its crystal blue seas and hospitable locals will remain unforgettable. The rock formations are morphologically ideal for climbing. Apart from the standard routes available there are cliffs starting from 10 meters up to 200 meters waiting to be explored. Rock climbing is never monotonous since there are routes with many slabs, edges and stalactites. The development opportunities of alternative tourism and tourism in general in its simpler form seem promising for Kalymnos. The authorities and the Municipality of Kalymnos are aware of the potential and support the organisation and development of the rocky areas.
Kalymnos is located between Kos and Leros in the south-eastern Aegean Sea and belongs to the Dodecanese Islands prefecture. The area is 111.14 square kilometres and is the fourth largest island in the Dodecanese prefecture. The name of the island used to be Kalynda (means: good water) then changed to Kalymna and finally Kalymnos.
Also known as the island of the Sponge Divers due to its residentsâ€™ sponge fishery avocation. The capital of Kalymnos is Pothia where most of the inhabitants live. Upon reaching Pothia, the picturesque capital you will be welcomed by a mermaid statue on rocks, cute houses with multi coloured windows, giving the visitor a pleasant first impression. Chora is the second largest residential area and the former capital of the island. Other areas of Kalymnos include Argos, Myrties, Masouri, Skala, Vathis, Panormos, Emporios, Vlihada, Lafasi, Vothini and the islet Telendos.
The inhabitantsâ€™ occupation with sponge fishing led to economic growth and the island flourished, the effects of which are evident in the numerous neoclassic stately homes built in every corner of the island. Even today there are still sponge divers who go underwater to collect the sponges in their own traditional method. Traditions are still maintained and celebrated on this beautiful island, reminiscing the sponge-fishing boat departures, the moments of separation and then the celebration of their successful return. Nowadays tourism has become a second resource of economic growth for all residents, who every summer see their island full of visitors mainly those who appreciate the islandâ€™s tranquility and lovely beaches.