Three aisled paleochristian basilica built with material from the Ionic temple of Delian Apollo. According to tradition, the church was built by St. Helena or by Arcadius on their return from Jerusalem.
A beautiful mosaic has been revealed in the south aisle which is similar to the mosaics of the basilicas at Kos. The temple was destroyed in the mid-sixth century by an earthquake and was repaired immediately but finally abandoned in the 7th century due to the Arab sea raids.
In natural 255m elevation with a unique gateway, rises the castle of the Knights in its present form, although human activity in this area dates back to prehistoric times.
Significant findings of Classical and Hellenistic periods have been discovered. The first fortifications date from the 11th century . In the remaining architectural elements, apart from several houses, stand two large water tanks, a stone mill pond and part of the stone roller which was used to crush olives. Inside the castle there are 10 small churches in good condition, most of which were painted in a local laboratory.
The Castle of Chrysoheria (midway between Hora and Pothia). The area has been in continual use since the Neolithic era. Due to its position the castle dominates Hora and Pothia from a the natural hill.
It consists of a perimetrical wall, two round towers, two entrances and a rampart. The few buildings that are situated inside are in good condition.
Located in the center of Pothia, the capital of the island, it is open to the public since the summer of 2009. The museum houses artifacts from the prehistoric to the post-Byzantine era which present the island’s history throughout the centuries.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 to 15:00. For further information contact the museum on the phone +30 22430 23113.
Associated with the great maritime activity of Kalymnos.
You can admire the exhibits related to sponges as well as other artifacts from the depths of the Mediterranean.
One can see a replica of the oldest houses of Kalymnos.
It is monument that can be visited, setting out the house belongings in three rooms (office, dining room, living room). In the other rooms one can see archaeological findings from excavations, donations and seizures.
The main aim was to create a set of integrated aesthetically and historically, through which to reveal the atmosphere of the time, the aesthetic and social values of the people who lived in this house.
In the northeastern part of Kalymnos, 11 km from Pothia lies the most fertile part of the island. This is a valley full of orange and tangerine trees ending in a deep bay.
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