Kalymnos Castles and Fortresses

The Medieval element is prevalent in Kalymnos. There are splendid examples of Medieval architecture all over the island, with Kalymnos castles and fortresses depicting a gracious design Meant to offer protection against all intruders and add prestige to anyone watching up high, those castles served a great purpose. And the view from such privileged observatories …

The Natural Wonders of Kalymnos Caves

Kalymnos is one of the islands with the richest cave presence. There are in fact sixteen caves scattered all over the island, many of which have been inhabited since antiquity. Given their geomorphology, these limestone caves provide the ultimate spectacle to those interested in eco-tourism. Whether you are an experienced spelunker or just a novice, …

Exploring the Lovely Kalymnos Churches

Once you visit Kalymnos, you are instantly swept away by its unique beauty and formidable landscapes. Among the major attractions on the island, there are quite a few wonderful Kalymnos churches you should not miss. In fact, these temples will fascinate you not only due to their devoutness, but also with their architecture and location. …

Discover Kalymnos Pothia Town

Pothia is the capital of Kalymnos, as well as its commercial hub and port. It was built in 1850, when the hostile intrusion by the sea stopped. As a result, locals were able to move closer to the sea from the Castle up high and build their settlement without fear of raids. As you walk …

A Wonderful Tour of Kos Town

Kos Town is thrilling, as it encompasses the special flair and exceptional character of a timeless masterpiece. Located in the northeastern part of the island, this is the heart of Kos and offers travelers a glimpse at its true essence. There are influences from the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, all blended together in …

The Splendid Kos Ancient City

Kos is an island filled with history’s blessings. It has been inhabited ever since antiquity. In fact, Kos ancient city was founded in 366 BC and is located on the northeastern part of the island. What is interesting is the fact that excavations to reveal the ancient city only began in 1933. After a catastrophic …

Kalymnos Sponge Tradition

Kalymnos is a beautiful island, located in the southeastern part of the Aegean. Between the islands of Kos and Leros, this is part of Dodecanese and boasts an impressive history. But if you were to select just one thing about Kalymnos, this would definitely be its sponge tradition. Dating back to antiquity, Kalymnos was famous …

Homer and Wine

By the 8th and 7th centuries BC, when the written works of Hesiod and the Homeric bards began to appear, wine had thoroughly permeated Greek culture and become a ubiquitous feature – a dietary staple, preferable to water, drunk at any time of day or night, with or without food. Greeks had learned to cut …

Wine: An Age-Old Story

Some of the most essential pleasures or comforts in life can be traced so far back in human history that they seem to disappear in the mists of time. The cultivation and consumption of grapes and their juice is a prime example. Nevertheless, as archaeologists in collaboration with paleobotanists, have further extended and refined their …