In its heyday, the island of Kalymnos was most famous across the Mediterranean for sponge-diving and sponge-fishing. It had long been a common occupation for locals to get into and was one of the main sources of income. Today, you can still purchase these locally grown sponges, see divers in action and learn all about its fascinating history.
Boat trips aplenty
Thanks to its great location between the islands of Kos and Leros, you’ll be in a prime spot for exploring the glittering Aegean with ease. Calm and car-free Telendos is only a ten-minute boat ride away to the west or you could hop on a ferry and explore pretty Pserimos. Head to Pothia’s main ferry port and the world’s your oyster!