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Hi Matt, Over 15 years I have been to different places in Greece. Recently I discovered Kalymnos and I am seriously in love with the island. It is an original and quiet place, with beautiful nature and very friendly people. But that you knew already. The information Gill send you is very complete, but I just wanted to add a few things.

On the road to Vlachidia there is a little Folk Museum. Entrance is free and you get a personal tour by a greek lady who speaks very well english. The museum shows you a traditional historical house at Kalymnos. At Platy Gialos is one of the most beautiful appartment building Mousselis Apartments. Ocean view, clean and nice. Mouselis Restaurant is part of the building and Mr. Mouselis and his four sons cook a perfect dinner for you every evening, real local traditional food. Before you know it you are a part of the family. 30 22430 28481

In wintertime Kalymnos is one of the best places to go rockclimbing. In october 2004 there was a big international Climbers convention and the paths are beautiful.

Taxi drivers take you everywhere you wanna go. Still there is a big difference between the service and price. There are 44 taxis on the island. The best one (and the cheapest) is taxi George Koukoubas. He speaks english, was born and raised on the island and enjoy´s telling you about the history and culture. Best is to ask him where you should go, he will be your tourguide. 30 6945641778

For travelling to Kalymnos the next tip. When you fly to Kos and arrive there, ask the taxi driver which ferry will bring to quickly to Kalymnos. The ferry`s from Mastiarchi go 3 or 4 times a day, but there is also a catamaran going from Kos city. Besides that, if you are really in a hurry, you can get a personal transfer from a boat from Mastiarchi for 25 euro on the Marie Antoinette. The Taxi drivers know exactly which way is the best, because timetables from the ferry change frequently.

I hope this info is helpfull. I can strongly recommend the island for a great holiday.
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