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Kalymnos Island

Area: 110 sq. km
Population: 14.500

The island is now as in ancient times known for the fishing and marketing of sponges. The earliest inhabitants were probably Carians; later -around 1100 B.C.- Kalymnos was colonized by Dorians.  In antiquity its fortunes tended to follow those of Kos and later it underwent the usual Byzantine, Venetian, Rodian, Turkish and Italian periods.

In 1947 it reverted to Greece. Kalymnos town with 9400 inhabitants is the capital of the island and was founded in 1850. the church of Ag. Hristos is the most beautiful Neobyzantine church of the town.

To the west is a hill with ruined Castle of the Knights. Horio is the former capital of the island, built below the castle (9th century), which served as an refuge in Middle Ages. Kefalas, the cave, which can be reached by boat only, was a sanctuary of Olympian Zeus.

Telendos is the island close to the western shore with the ruins of the monastery of Agia Vassileos dominated by a medieval castle. Vathis is a small village at the east coast with a fjord like inlet..

>> Dodecanese Islands Astypalea, Halki, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kassos,
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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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