It’s something you should try by all means. The seabed holds the other half of the island’s beauty. The cost of diving is about €50 per person, including all the equipment for an adventure that lasts about 3-4 hours. Do not miss it! Find all the information you need at Kalymnos Diving Center.
Due to the fact that many locals in the past found shelter in the mountains in winter time to avoid the storms of the sea, walking trails have been created with amazing views of the Aegean Sea and the nature of Kalymnos. In all these tracks you will find starting signals.
The most well-known routes are:
Having over 1700 signposted routes, as well as plain routes on the mainland,with its 17,000 friendly residents and a great view of the Aegean which is well-known for its clean beaches and crystal waters and its 10month long summer, the island is an attraction for thousands of climbers from around the world and offers unforgettable experiences to all. It is no coincidence that today Kalymnos island is one of the most popular climbing destinations worldwide especially among China, Thailand and Spain and as a result it offers amazing and unforgettable experiences to all climbers !
There are countless churches all over the island, with beautiful pictures and many ecclesiastical utensils and paintings. Some of them are St. Savas church, Christ, the Cathedral of the island, Agios Nikolaos, the Monastery of St. Panteleimon and the Virgin of Hora. We recommend sights that will not leave you unmoved.
In Kalymnos according to official records indicate the existence of approximately fifty (50) caves. From these caves are small and others large. Some of them were used for habitation and for places of worship, others for storage, to hide and dispose of water.
This island is considered as best destination by most climbers.
Limestone, climbing on stalactites, many caves have helped to characterize the Kalymnos magazines Vertical, Klettern, Climbing, Desnivel, as one of the most beautiful locations “in the world of climbing”.
There are about 60 fields with sport climbing routes mainly “a pitch” difficulty from 4-9, which is easily accessible by trails. Most journeys of “a rope” between 20 and 30 meters. However, there are trails of “a pitch” that reach 50 to 60 meters. For the opening of routes on the island used modern materials, stainless steel which is regular maintenance.
The majority of the route is located in the western ~ northwestern part of the island.
Do not forget the picturesque island of Telendos to set up more and more routes with emphasis on routes “many ropes” of different heights. In Kalymnos opened about 100-150 new routes each year by Greek and foreign climbers. Currently the island has over 1300 organized routes.
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