Top things to do in Pothia

Top Choice Seafood in Pothia


Without doubt, the best seafood-only taverna on the island. Prices here are slightly higher than your regular taverna, but you get what you pay for: the freshest of fresh fish thanks to the fishermen who save their …
Museum in Pothia

Archaeological Museum

Kalymnos’ modern Archaeological Museum is tricky 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 b…
Museum in Pothia

Nautical & Folklore Museum

On the central waterfront, this is more of a collection than a museum. The nautical section focuses on sponge fishing, displaying mighty stone weights used by ancient divers and haunting photos of their 20th-century…
Greek in Pothia

Barba Yiannis

Enjoying harbour views from its pretty decked terrace, Yiannis is a reliable spot to head for traditional Greek dishes such as stifadho (meat, game or seafood cooked with onions in a tomato puree) and souvlakia. The…
Greek in Pothia

Stukas Taverna

Run by friendly Greek-Australians, tiny Stukas has checked cloths and a wharfside terrace, serving hearty fare. Three-course set menus cost €10 for vegetarians and around €12 for fish- or meat-eaters. Towards the fa…
Greek in Pothia

Pantelis Restaurant

Old-style 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. Offers fish, meat, pasta and the usual suspects.