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Museum in Pothia

Archaeological Museum

Kalymnos’ modern Archaeological Museum is hard to find, hidden in the backstreets behind the right end of Pothia’s waterfront. It’s worth the effort to enjoy beautifully displayed ancient artefacts dating as far bac…
Museum in Pothia

Nautical & Folklore Museum

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 fishin…
Greek in Pothia

Barba Yiannis

Smart, mercifully breezy and enjoying fine harbour views from its pretty decked terrace, Yiannis is a great spot to head for traditional Greek dishes such as stifadho (meat, game or seafood cooked with onions in a t…
Greek in Pothia

Pantelis Restaurant

Homey taverna, set slightly back off a corner of the harbour near the ferry dock, where island specialities include goat in red-wine sauce and homemade dolmadhes. Be sure to try the 'Ancient Greek' salad with apple …
Greek in Pothia

Stukas Taverna

Tiny Stukas has linen-topped tables and a wharfside terrace, serving hearty fare. Three-course set menus cost €9 for vegetarians and €10 for fish- or meat-eaters. Towards the far end of the harbour, heading away fro…