Kalymnos is most commonly visited during the summer months as Greek nationals and tourists escape the mainland heat for the sea breezes. Still, the summer months of July and August can be quite...
Kalymnos is most commonly visited during the summer months as Greek nationals and tourists escape the mainland heat for the sea breezes. Still, the summer months of July and August can be quite warm with daily high temperatures ranging in the mid-thirties Celsius. Spring (May - June) and autumn (September - October) tend to be more comfortable but more variable in terms of daily temperatures. Towards the end of October, the colder winds come in from the north, bringing winter, and the temperature drops drastically.
Most bars, restaurants, hotels speak a variety of languages, mostly Greek & English but a smattering of many others. There is a fantastic small booklet on sale everywhere - THE SLOW GUIDE TO KALYMNOS - it is advert free and just 2 Euros - it is worth 10x that! Find it in Masouri Square and ask for it by name.
Beach - Kalymnos is a relatively small draw compared to the neighbouring island of Kos but during the summer months the island swells with Greeks and tourists enjoying the sun and sand. If you are in between of Skalia and Emboros you have to go to the Beach Bar "Pirates of Kalymnos", a small, hidden private Bay with two Beach Bars. At the "Pirates of Kalymnos" you will get good food, free sunbeds and a nice and chilly atmosphere. The best place for "After Climb"!