Saturday, December 25, 2010

kalymnos in December

Merry christmas to all of you.

December in Kalymnos is a quiet month for tourisme, although we have many people around the christmas days. A good thing is the good weather conditions around this period.

Another good thing during this period is that we have climbers which are staying longer periods. With them we celebrate christmas and new year and it always turns out in good parties.

We are looking forward to meet you in 2011 and show you around on our beautiful island.
Stay healthy, merry christmas and a happy new year.......

Sunday, October 31, 2010


It's bin a while that i wrote something in my blog. Don't worry but it was so busy here on kalymnos. The end of September and the whole month October, it was loaded with climbers on the island. A lot of friends and also family came over again. The weather was this time maybe not so great if you expected hot and sunny weather but it was still great for climbing.

Because of so many people and friends here we organized some parties an bbq's. The atmosphere was great and everybody had a lot of fun. Let me share some photo's with you.

Now we are running in November and there are still people arriving for climbing. Slowly we start to be busy this month as well.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Activities on kalymnos

Kalymnos has more to offer then only relax on a beach. There are lots of activities to do. The photo's will tell you more then words.

A day on the water.

mountain biking

after a beautiful hike

visit some caves

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Summer holidays on Kalymnos

Holidays on Kalymnos are great as well. The island is the place to relax.

The authentic atmosphere and the hospitality is what you make you feel welcome here.

Whatever you are looking for in your holiday, you can find it here. It doesn't matter if you are young or old.

Let me name a few items for what you can find here. Nice beaches with sand or pebbles, crowed or just a privat beach for you only. You can do sports like diving, hiking or mountainbiking or you can just sit and relax where ever you want to sit. Drive around the island and see the different kind of area's that the island offers. There are musea in all kind., telling you the history of Kalymnos. Visit some caves or visit the neighbour small island on a traditional boat.

Visit in the evening the main town Pothia and stroll along the boulevard in the port, in the mean time you will feel the vibes of the greek lifestyle.

If you want a full day of complete relaxation and serenity, you should visit Telendos. There are no cars and bikes there and you can have great lunches or even sunset dinners there.
Kalymnos gives you and your family the holiday you needed. Give it a try and find yourself compleet recovered from your daily life at home.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

climbing Kalymnos

Climbing and Stay on Kalymnos.

Climbing on Kalymnos became an item in the world. People from all over the world are here to hit the rocks and climb the routes of their skills. There are many routes in many grades. Children and very old people are climbing here as well. Routes in french grades from 4 till 9.
Sport climbers, fun climbers, deep water solo, multi pitches everything you can find here.
There is about 1660 routes in about 80 sectors on the island (updates availlable at Best Moto).

Places to Stay.
The most central area to stay is Masouri. You will be close to a part of the sectors. For other sectors you need a scooter or a car. Around Masouri you will find rooms, studios and appartments. Also some hotels of course. At Masouri you will also find the tavernas, minimarkets and shops for your daily needs.

Since you arrived on Kalymnos you want to have some information but where to get it from?
Well very simple, you can get from everywhere but........ there are only a few places where you get the real information. Some bars and other places pretend that they are climbers and can tell you what you need to know. There are just a few places where they give you the real time information. This owners of this places are really involved in the climbing scene, they are out climbing almost every day if their jobs are allowing it. Try it at Glaros Bar, Best Moto, Climbers Nest. Of course ask also the other climbers you meet for their opinion.

Other things to do then only climbing.
If you have a day off from climbing and you want to to do something different, go and make a tour on the island. There is so much to see.
Kalymnos is devided in "3" parts. The touristic zone, where the also the climbing areas are. The "local" zone which is Panormos, Chora and Pothia. The "green Valley" zone, where they grow the fruits and vegetables.
The local zone is the busiest on the island. Here you can find all the shops, musea, bars and also the old streets and much more to see. Its worth it to go around here and feel the vibes of the Kalymnian life style.
The green zone is on the other side of the island. The calm and serene valley offers you a glimsp of agricultural life in greece. Littlle villages in where the people live in harmony. There are nice side seeings like ancient areas and you can go for a hike around.
All around on Kalymnos are nice secluded beaches. Some of them you can only reach by boat or by a hike. Some of the other beaches are busy and there you find sunbeds and tavernas to relax from your climbing days.
You are still in sporty mood? Go for a dive, rent a kayak or canoe. Take one of the routes for hiking and explore the hills on Kalymnos. Visit Telendos and enjoy the calm and peacefull atmosphere without the noise of cars and bikes.

Kalymnos, so much to offer........

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hello folks,

I am Eric Maanders a dutch guy, living on the climbing island called Kalymnos in greece.

I will try to keep you informed about Kalymnos and whats going on here.
So keep an eye on this blog and get informed about Kalymnos.