Prince rent a car Gerakios is a family business located at the main square of Elies at Panormos on the main road of Kalymnos.

Good morning Kalymnos!

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4 pale Scots went to greece in search of some world class rock climbing, but found so much more! The island's 
incredible presence, locals, food, scenery, and adventurous opportunities make it one of my favourite destinations yet.

I hope this film will inspire you to check it out, you won't regret it!

A massive thank you to everybody who helped me out during this long project, I can't tell you how much I appreciate it.

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The Castle of Chora or Great Castle or Paleochora is one of the most famous attractions in Kalymnos. It is situated in the place where ancient Pothia once resided and it is considered as the medieval capital of Kalymnos. The castle takes its final form in 1495 and it is inhabited continuously until 1812 .

Midway between Chora and Pothia you will find the Pera Castle or Castle of Chrisocheria, which is one of the most famous sights in the island. Situated at a strategic point, on the top of a natural hill, this castle helped Kalymnians to easily monitor Chora and Pothia.

The natural division of the Kastelli hill into two different levels was wonderfully exploited by the Kalymnians, who built a Byzantine fortress in this beautiful area in order to control the sea passage between Kalymnos and Telendos.

In Kefalas cave you will be impressed by the imposing, 103 meters long, hallway with the huge stalactites and stalagmites. You will also be able to see traces of the worship of Zeus, which is the reason why the cave bears the alternative name 'Cave of Zeus'.

The Epta Parthenon (Seven Virgins) cave is located in the region Flaskas.

The Skalia cave - or St. John's cave - is located in Massouri, at about one kilometer distance from Skalia.

The Stimenia cave is in the northeast side of Vathys Valley, in St. Nicholas region. Not too far from there, in the northwest side of the valley, there are two more caves, the findings of which indicate their residential use in the distant past.

Choiromantres Cave is located on the south slope of Pothia, below the monastery of Agioi Pantes (All Saints).

The Agia Varvara cave took its name from the church situated nearby, on the hill of Troutsoulas.

For the more experienced explorers we recommend the relatively inaccessible- Daskalio cave in Vathys village, which you will access after taking off some carved steps.

Event Details

For the first time in Greece it is held the annual meeting of UIAA medical committee and combined with high level conference in altitude medicine and first aid & rescue in mountains. Kalymnos island is one of the most interesting places around the world for climbing. The speakers will be coming from all over the world and we hope the participants will have the chance to collect valuable and expertised information and be inspired for climbing mountains. Check below for contact information, also you check the map on the end of this webpage for a map with the exact location of the hotel. Use the left side slider to zoom in and out of the map. 

 

Event Schedule

1st day (Saturday, 30 May)

Technical Meeting of UIAA MEDCOM.

2nd day (Sunday, 31 May)

Mountain Medicine Conference.

3rd day (Monday, 01 June)

First Aid Courses. 

 

Contact Information

For information and more details about the conference you can contact me here. The conference will be hosted by the hotel ELIES which is located at Panormos, Kalymnos, Greece. There is a special room type for MEDCOM members for reservations which you can see in the hotel ELIES website under the name of “UIAA Medical Commission”. You can contact the hotel using the information listed below or you can navigate through their website here. (+30) 2243047890

 

Event Location

Kalymnos, the fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group is widely known as an international sponge-harvesting trade center. After WW II, Kalymnos remained the only Greek island engaged in the sea sponge-harvesting activity, supplying domestic as well as foreign markets. Thanks to its unique geomorphology, Kalymnos is a tourist destination known worldwide for offeringalternative vacations and activities such as climbing, scuba diving, mountain hiking and spelunking, a true paradise for passionate action-lovers!

This is a private museum, a life's work of Valsamidis brothers, who were born and live in Kalymnos. Their love for the sea and the willingness to share its joys and wealth with other people, lead them build this museum with enormous personal effort and enthusiasm. The result of their work will impress you.

Without a question Kalymnos is a well hidden seafood paradise of the Aegean!

The necessary tool for every climber visiting Kalymnos!

Thomas cook flights to Kos for 2015 are now available.

The new schedule for Easyjet flights to Kos for 2015 are announced.

"KALYMNIKO SPITI" (Kalymnian house) is an individual effort to preserve and promote the Kalymnian traditional way of life in the last century !

The Maritime Museum of Kalymnos was founded in 1994. It presents the naval tradition, history and methods of the sponge catching, along with many artifacts from ancient shipwrecks. In its four rooms you will see objects related to the profession of sponge catching and sponge processing.

Built in Pothia, in the center of the island's capital, the new Archaeological Museum of Kalymnos was launched in 2009 and hosts ever since the "Lady of Kalymnos."

David's Been Here presents one of the world's best rock climbing destinations, located in Kalymnos, Greece. A short ferry ride from the island of Kos, this small island in the Greek Dodecanese chain has over 2,000 amazing & diverse climbing routes to choose from. Join David with professional climber and instructor Simon Montmory for a brief overview of the courses, routes, sites and best time to come to Kalymnos. Whether a beginner or expert climber, you'll undoubtedly have a once in a lifetime experience with Climbing Kalymnos; guaranteed to be both exhilarating and, most importantly, safe. Scale the endless limestone crags overlooking the pristine Aegean Sea, and finish your days in Massouri town over a well-deserved meal at Barba Yiannis Restaurant.

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David's Been Here is touring all over Greece in search of its most interesting attractions and top places to visit. In this short video, David makes the trip from Greece's island of Kalymnos to the neighboring island of Telendos. With only a handful of permanent residents, this small island is a popular day trip and special attraction for both sunbathers and rock climbers. Loaded with private beaches, quiet streets and delicious tavernas, Telendos Island is a laid-back, unique visit for anyone exploring Greece & its islands. If you're on the island, make sure to stop in for a meal at To Kapsuli, a local restaurant serving homemade Greek dishes and the freshest seafood around (caught daily). With loads of attractions, activities, history and delicious spots to eat, this quiet island is a must visit for anyone visiting Greece.

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David's Been Here presents a video to the island of Kalymnos' capital city of Pothia. Tour through the culture, history, sites and tastes of this main port city, as David brings you around to all the must-visit spots. Known as the island of sponge divers, you can stroll the local markets where vendors sell these natural sponges, or even visit the island's sponge museum, a testament to the sponge's crucial role in their culture. Head to the Agios Sabbas Church, situated on a hill overlooking the city, where you can enjoy some of the best views over Pothia and maybe catch a beautiful sunset as well. When you start feeling the pangs of hunger, head to any of the local restaurants where you can enjoy fresh, delicious seafood dishes coming in right off the Aegean.

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Are you planning a trip to Kalymnos, Greece? Join David's Been Here on this beautiful Greek island for a trip around the area's ancient castles. Based in Central Kalymnos, David pays a visit to the 14th Century Chora Castle. Built by the Knights of Saint John, this castle not only has great historical importance and some amazing views of Kalymnos below, but also boasts some archaeological ruins dating back to the 4th Century BC. Only a five-minute drive away, David presents another Knight's Era Castle, the Chrysocheria Castle- one of the icons of the island. Strategically built atop a large hill on the island, this castle was once an important fortification monitoring other castles and the city of Kalymnos below.

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Amazing video with Kalymnos from a bird view!

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An amazing video by Stina Wahlen on Vimeo!

Our will, by creating kalymnos shop, is to offer to all ,the beauties of the island that we grew up and live.

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Kalymnos village is a tourist new building resort located in Massouri famous area near to the beach with amazing panoramic sea view. The resort consist of 8 beautiful and unique room its one of them have its own colour. The rooms have full kitchen facilities. Although are equipped with kitchenette ,refrigerator satellite TV (Nova) and common swimming pool.

  • Kantouni beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access : Easy-Road Network
    Type : Long sandy beach
    Sunbeds : No
    Restaurants: Yes
    Accommodation : Yes
    Local Bus access : Yes


  • Arginonta beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Akti beach

    Position : Southeast
    Access :
    Road Network
    Type :
    Sandy,pebble
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Vathy-Rina beach

    Position :Southeast
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Platis Gialos beach

    Position : Southwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Black(volcanic)sand and pebble
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Massouri beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Long Sandy beach
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation : Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Linaria beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Grey Sandy beach
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes(5 min.walking distance from bus stop)

  • Emborios beach

    Position : North
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble long beach
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Myrties beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble long beach
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Therma beach

    Position : Southwest
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble beach
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Vlihadia beach

    Position : South
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Sandy beach
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    Yes

  • Skalia beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble beach
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    No
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    Yes (15 min. walking distance from bus stop)

  • Kalamies beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble beach
    Sunbeds : No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access : No

  • Melitsaxas beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access : Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble beach
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Tichi beach

    Position : Northwest
    Access :
    Road Network
    Type :
    Pebble beach
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    No
    Accommodation : No
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Kasonia beach

    Position : South
    Access :
    Easy-Road Network
    Type :
    Sandy
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    No
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    No


Telendos island Beaches

  • Telendos beach

    Position : South
    Access :
    Easy-Path
    Type :
    Sandy
    Sunbeds :
    No
    Restaurants :
    Yes
    Accommodation :
    Yes
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Telendos-Hohlakas beach

    Position : North
    Access :
    Easy-Path
    Type :
    Pebble
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    No
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    No

  • Telendos-Paradise Nudist Beach

    Position : NorthEast
    Access :
    Easy-Path
    Type :
    Sandy
    Sunbeds :
    Yes
    Restaurants :
    No
    Accommodation :
    No
    Local Bus access:
    No

Bizzare Foods Episode based in Kalymnian foods.
From Travel Channel

Bizarre Foods episode based on Kalymnian foods.Awesome!

A train in Masouri, Kalymnos? Oh yes, here it is!! Finally, this must be the ideal replacement for the local bus connections?
(This is a funny video by Tore Svein Olsen)

Amazing video with the history of Kalymnian sponge fisherman.

Published by liquidfloorteam on youtube.

The entry route in the Grande Grotta in Kalymnos. The program is the following : power moves on good holds, massive rests on tuffas and incredible scenery... Kalymnos at its best!

Kalymnos is one of the best rock climbing destinations in the world, thanks to the type of rock and natural beauty of a Mediterranean island. It's a place to meet like-minded people and embrace what you love about life.

(from Ecotourism-Greece.com)




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