Kalymnos is about 300 kilometers south east of Athens, and 100 north west of Rhodes. It is well known as the sponge fishers island. Kalymnos is a perfect destination for sailing holiday among the Greek islands of Dodecaneso. The sea has always been a focal element in the local life, which has preserved its traditional character, colour and style to a great extent. It is a mountainous island with impressive rocky crags, nude of trees, but with plentiful aromatic plants, such as thyme, sage, thrimbe and oregano to which the excellent Kalymnos honey owes its fragrance. The island is a must to be seen for a real luxury sailing cruise among Dodecaneso Islands. It is surrounded by a number of small islands, only two of which are inhabited, Pserimos and Telendos. Pothia is a picturesque town built like an amphitheatre around the port. It has all the necessary facilities such as banks, a post office, a hospital etc, as well as an intense commercial life with shops selling all kinds of goods. It is well known as the sponge divers' island. Kalymnos island is meaning of a complete sailing vacation. If lounging on the beach doesn't grab you the alternatives to rock climbing on Kalymnos include windsurfing, mountain biking, trekking, yachting and diving. People windsurf usually in the region between Kalymnos and Telendos where the wind is often between 3 and 5 on the Beaufort scale and rarely exceeds this. The beaches that are also equipped for beach volley. On the asphalt coastal road from Massouri to Emborio you can cycle enjoying the view of the sea and of the cliffs of Telendos. For a good dirt road continue on from Emborio towards the NW coast.
Another good cycling route - for strong legs - begins in Pothia and heads for the Saint Catherine Monastery and the Kefala cave (with terrific stalactites - torch needed). Mountain bikes can be hired on the road leaving Massouri towards Emborio. For trekking in Kalymnos there are a fair number of old footpaths needing between one and three hours, all with incomparable views from high up across the Aegean. But Kalymnos is not only for sailing holidays or trekking: the one who love good cooking will be satisfied in Kalymnos. Don't forget to try the delicious fresh fish of the island and the different octopus dishes, including octopus roasted over charcoal, marinated in ouzo or served as octopus balls. Unique in Greek cuisine are the "krithines kouloures" (a kind of rusk which was made for the sponge divers in the old days), the "Mermizeli" (salad with "krithines kouloures"), and "karkani (salad with mayonaise and devilfish meat).But yacht chartering is not just a glamorous holiday option: it can also be the ideal business incentive, or the venue for corporate events. An onboard party for a special event or a trip with your clients as guests can be just what is needed to create the setting for a business meeting requiring total discretion or a memorable incentive for your executives. Team building and bonding exercises are ideal held during a luxury sailing cruise among the Greek islands.