Nautical & Folklore Museum
Kalymnos’ modern Archaeological Museum is hard to find, hidden in the backstreets behind the right end of Pothia’s waterfront. It’s...
Castle of the Knights of St John
Running northwards from the port is a busy, densely populated valley with a series of almost contiguous settlements. The ruined Castle...
Kalymnos Scuba Diving Club
One-day dives to wrecks, underwater volcanoes, reefs and caves. Owner Dimitris also runs boat trips explaining the history of sponge...
Backstreet cafe, handy for its free wi-fi, with outdoor garden seating. It's especially popular with local youngsters for its pool...
Eat on the alfresco terrace close to the harbour (more romantic), or inside at this appealingly fresh taverna with cream tables and...
Nautical & Folklore Museum information
The two parts of the Nautical and Folklore Museum, on the central waterfront, are not always open simultaneously. The folklore section holds costumes and furniture, while the nautical museum focuses on sponge fishing, displaying mighty stone weights used by ancient divers and haunting photos of their 20th-century counterparts wearing early model diving suits. Many suffered terrible injuries before the bends were understood.