The island capital, known as either Kalymnos Town, or Pothia, is a lively port situated in a natural amphitheatre with brightly painted houses (in blues and greens) lining the narrow streets. The town offers numerous shops, cafes and tavernas as well as some bars.
On the West coast, you will find the island's main resort area (the East coast is virtually uninhabited). Each small resort has local tavernas and a few lively music bars.
The best beaches worth visiting in Kalymnos are Kantouni, Linaria, Platys Gialos, Melitsahas, Mirties, Masouri and Vlychadia.
There are however many beaches and isolated coves that are worth discovering by sailing boat while on sailing holidays in Kalymnos island/ Dodecanese sailing area!
The climate in Kalymnos island is very much alike the rest of the Dodecanese islands, dry and warm. The average temperature varies between 16 (60.8F) to 29 (84.2F) degrees celsius during the summer months.
During summer, the prevailing wind is “meltemi”. It blows from North-West to West at force 4-6 and may reach force 7 on occasions. The weather's special feature is that it does not blow every day but may blow without a break for several days. On the contrary, during spring and autumn the winds blow also from South-East at force 2-4 again stronger occasionally.
MOORINGS & ANCHORAGES
In Kalymos island you can moor in Kalymnos (Pothia) , Vathi (about one mile North from Pothia) and Emporios. For anchoring in Kalymnos, you may go to Akti, Telendos and Pserimos.