Kalymnos (Greece)

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Me and my boyfriend went to Kalymnos, Greece, last year (May, 2003). Getting there (and out of there) is one of the downsides of holiday-ing at Kalymnos. No flights go directly to the small island; you have to fly to Kos and then go by bus to the port, then boat and then bus again to your hotel. ... Read review

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Community Level 2KarinJonsson

KarinJonsson

Kalymnos - hiking, bath, good food and relaxing

AdvantagesNature, prices, relaxing

DisadvantagesGetting there, hotels

"...off badly the charm of Kalymnos soon hit us. Kalymnos is a small and sleepy island, with friendly inhabitants. The main tourist cities have a few trying salesmen, but as soon as you leave the main street everyone is friendly and not at all forcing things on you. Nature is astonishing, maybe not offering stunning views but winning on its calmness and strong feeling of being untouched. Even if you’re usually not a hiker I recommend you to try one of ..." Read review
16.05.2004

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Community Level 4frannie

frannie

KART YOURSELF OFF TO KALYMNOS

AdvantagesEXTREMELY RELAXING, THE PERFECT CHILL OUT' HOLIDAY

DisadvantagesTAKES A LONG TIME TO GET THERE

"...the ferry to get to Kalymnos which would take 1 and a half hours. By then we were past caring about the travelling and put our feet up. Once at the island we got in a taxi with the rep (who happened to be staying at the same hotel) and got to our hotel, which was quite small. There were us, the rep and around 4 other couples and that was it. The people who ran the place were extremely friendly. After a good nights kip we had the usual talk ..." Read review
01.08.2001

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Community Level 1carlamity

carlamity

Escape from it all...

Advantagesgorgeous weather, clean beaches, very few tourists

Disadvantagesvery very quiet (though for me, that was a huge advantage!)

"...strains of everyday life, then Kalymnos is the place to go. Even in May the island is hot and sunny and the sea is warm enough to swim in. The barren, rocky landscape is a favourite with climbers and hikers, though those of us with less strenuous aims will not be disappointed. The beaches at Linaria and Kantouni were clean and quiet (i was the only one there for three days of my week's holiday) and are lined with an assortment of tavernas ranging ..." Read review
21.05.2007

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Community Level 1samalam

samalam

kalymnos

Advantages peaseful, friendly,gorgeous island

Disadvantages getting to the island

"I have gone to kalymnos every year since 2002 we travel in a group of family and friends which gets bigger every year 16 of us going this summer, we love the island, we always stay in massouri, and always end the night in fatalatis bar ( sakis) i take a young child and she loves it, they may be no big water parks or play areas or entertainment but my daughter (5) loves it, she is never bored, she plays in the sand and sea all day and plays with the ..." Read review
02.03.2007

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Community Level 1robertedge...

robertedgerton

Kalymnos

AdvantagesPeace and quiet, total relaxation

DisadvantagesVery quiet in the evenings

"After booking a last minute holiday, we were looking for somewhere relaxing and quiet and we certainly found it.......Kalymnos After a long journey to get there, a plane to kos and then a ferry transfer over to the island, it was well worth the wait.... The island and the Greeks were marvelous, they could not do enough to ensure we felt welcome, and had a great holiday. The beaches were clean and safe, you felt you could go off for a wander without ..." Read review
12.07.2000

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