Kalymnos, the island of sponge divers, is one of the most densely populated islands of Greece and is located in the Dodecanese, south of Leros and north of Pserimos and Kos. It is an island that combines the charm of the mountain with the scenery ideal for climbing rocky landscapes, with verdant slopes of aromatic herbs and lacy coasts with its crystal clear waters, natural beauty and beauties, with tourism. Access to the island is made by the Kalymnos National Airport in Pothia and by the Port of Kalymnos, in the same area.
In the capital of Pothia there is the Kalymnos bus station, from which there are regular services for the other settlements of the island. A rental car, however, from Imperial Car Rental Kalymnos will make your travels there more comfortable and fast. The island is inhabited since the Neolithic era, consecutively from Kares, Phoenicians, Dorians and is mentioned by Homer called Kalydnes. At the end of the Archaic period and the beginning of the Classical period, Kalymnos is autonomous with a democratic constitution.
It is occupied by the Persians, it is liberated and it is part of the Athenian Alliance, a time of great prosperity of the island, from which the ruins of the temple of Apollo Kalydnai in Hora are preserved, passes into the hands of the Romans, falls into the subject of Samos by Byzantium, the Turks in the 10th century, was occupied by the Italians in 1912, until its incorporation with Greece in 1948. An important part of Kalymnos 'recent history is the inhabitants' sponge, which is dedicated today to three museums of the island and the modern museum.
Discover the natural beauty of the island with Imperial Car Rental, visit its famous caves, such as the exciting Grande Grotta, the Cave of the Seven Virgins or the Cave of the Nymphs, the Cave of Santos, one of the finest in Greece. Get to know the picturesque settlements of Kalymnos, starting from the scenic colorful Pothia with the narrow alleys, the beautiful traditional and neoclassical houses, the Vouvali Mansion, the Town Hall, the Church of Savior Christ with the silver dome and the marble temple of sculptor Giannouli Cave, Traditional Kalymnos Folklore Museum, the remarkable Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum.
Next to Pothia you can swim at Gefyra Beach and Therma with the thermal springs and the beautiful beaches and visit the mountainous Village or Chora, the old capital of Kalymnos, with the Megalo Kastro and the Castle of Chrysoheria. Thanks to the car hire Imperial Car Rental Kalymnos, you will reach the east through a valley with mandarins, on Akti and Vathi, with the picturesque Rhina harbor in the indescribable beauty fjord, with the enchanting Cave of Daskalio, the lake and the prehistoric citadel.
Pallonissos bay is one of the most beautiful places in the Dodecanese to visit, while in the west you will be impressed by the quiet Emporios and its pebbled beach with the huge trees, the dreamy Kalamies beach, the picturesque settlement Skalia with the beautiful cave, the wonderful Argindu. It is necessary to visit the global "Mecca" of the climbers, the huge sandy beach at Masouri, Myrties and Armeo opposite Telendos, places with magical sunsets.
Continuing to the south with the Imperial Car Rental, you will find Platis Yialos, Linaria and Kantouni in Panormos and, at the southernmost point of the island, Vlychadia bay, an unforgettable landscape with two enchanting beaches, the Museum of Marine Findings and indescribable beauty Cave of Kefalas or Cave of Zeus decorated with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. The beauties of Kalymnos, as you discover them with the ease of transportation offered by the Imperial Car Rental, will fascinate you, making your holidays in this amazing island unforgettable!