Pothia: The Capital Of Kalymnos

Pothia is the capital and the main port of Kalymnos. The picturesque settlement is built amphitheatrically around the port, on the slopes of two hills whereas a small part of it lies in the beautiful verdant valley.

This traditional and attractive town concentrates most of local population that reaches 10,000 inhabitants, most of whom are engaged in sponge fishing and tourism.

Kalymnos Town is a real paradise with whitewashed and bright coloured houses, colorful doors, shutters and balconies and atmospheric narrow alleys.

A stroll around the streets of Pothia reveals elegant mansions, well-preserved buildings and numerous old churches. The green valley offers an enchanting scenery and is definitely the most beautiful part of the town. Houses lie amidst the lush green trees between the imposing hills.

Apart from the natural beauty, visitors will enjoy a plethora of modern amenities, most of which are found on the main road of Pothia like shops, banks, an open-air cinema, a cultural centre, small bars and picturesque cafes.

The main attractions of the island are found close or within a couple of km from the centre. Among them is the Church of Christ, the Chryssoheria Castle and Kefala cave. You can also visit the Archeological Museum where important finds are displayed, the Folklore Museum and the Maritime Museum.