Port Kalymnos or, as it is locally known, Póthia is the main harbor of the island. It affords good shelter from the meltemi (the Etesians), although there are strong NW gusts across the harbor. A heavy swell enters the harbor when southerly winds are blowing.
There are two main mooring options for yachts, both of which involve anchor mooring to the quay. There is space for some 12-15 yachts stern-to the quay at the SW end of the harbor, along the section painted in blue.
The second option is the new quay (also painted blue) which has been constructed at the NW end of the harbor, north of the fishing quay. Already this is three quarters filled with local boats, but there is room for 10-15 yachts at the north end. Depths at the quay are around 3.0 – 3.5 meters.
Both mooring options suffer from traffic noise and also the din from restaurants and bars, but perhaps that is to be expected in the island capital.
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Edition: June 2009
On this map of Kalymnos, the world famous climbing crags of Kalymnos are featured completely and accurately.
Kalamies beach is located just before Emborios village. In there, a different feel occurs, with an ambiance that will take you a little back in time, as there are still tavern tables on the pebbles, palm leafs function as umbrellas and smiling people serve you their best delicacies.
The road west out of Pothia leads to the village of Vothini then down to the inlet at Vlychadia where there are two pleasant bays each side of the small harbour, one a gentle curve of shaded sand the other a small strip of clean pebbles. Good taverns back both beaches and regular excursion leave Vlychadia for the cave at Kefala just along the coast south-west of Vylchadia.