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Sailing & Climbing

Port Authority: +30 22430 24444Mobile: +30 6945-792507
Coast Guard: VHF 12, +30 2243028137
Health Center: +302243047598
Hospital of Kalymnos: near Ponthia the capital of Kalymnos. The First Aid clinic operates 24/7. There is an ambulance available CALL +302243022166

Palionisou bay (east side of Kalymnos-picture above)
Beautiful deep bay, well sheltered. Crystal clear waters, amazing to swim and small town beach available. There are two taverns in the bay and one café on the beach. In the bay you will find two sets of mooring buoys: red and white. We used to use red ones that belong to taverna Ilias on the right hand side. Nomiki and her husband Christos are very helpful. Call them a day before to book mooring buoys and tables for group meal. When groups are more that 20 people she will ask you to pick up the menu and choose the meal in advance. Christos will also come on his rib to help moor the boats. When running out of spaces during high season he will put two boats on one buoy.

Emborio bay ( west side of Kalymnos)
Emborio is a beautiful big bay, well sheltered but expect some strong gusts coming down the hills every ones in a while.
We were amazed by hospitality of Dream Catchers Tavern a family run place with their own baked bread and meal prepared from local products. The taverna owners have mooring buoys and they will assist you mooring boats and also can serve as a water taxi to bring to the beach and their tavern.
Eleni: +302243040120
Call Eleni a day before to book mooring buoy and tables in a taverna.

Ponthia ( the capital of Kalymnos, south side)
The quay of the marina is just at the main busy road (what can bother some of the guests). Water and electricity available on quay, mooring fees collected. Stern to med mooring.
Kalymnos is a busy and vibrant former sponge diving town with a picturesque hilltop monastery overlooking the harbor. There is a good range of shops and supplies with plenty of opportunities to buy sponge souvenirs. There is a good sponge museum around the side of the marina which is good for information. There is not a specific swim area and the harbor can be quite busy and noisy.
You will be mooring stern-to with an anchor on the North West corner of the harbor. Although a busy harbor, there is lots of space so you don’t need to be in until around 5 pm.

Vathi bay (SE side of Kalymnos)
Vathi is a small picturesque fishing village built in between a very dramatic fjord. It is perfect for Share a Sail but there is not enough space to accommodate a flotilla of any size. There is a small swim area right next to where you moor up but it is also possible to swim along the side of the fjord. You can hire a kayak for 5 euros and kayak out to some beautiful caves or even around the corner to a deserted and very pretty beach. The water is clear and perfect for snorkeling and the village itself is quiet and charming. There are also clifftop walks for more active people.
Most of the time use Poppy's restaurant whose meals are just amazing.
You will be going stern-to on the town quay with an anchor. Drop anchor as close as possible to cliff face opposite and be aware that it is a very confined harbor that usually has crosswind through the fjord. Avoid the quay closest to the swim area as this is where the tripper boats tend to moor up. The harbormaster (Manolis) will be there to assist you and catch your lines.
There are water and electricity available on the quay. There are a small supermarket and a van that sells fresh fruit and veggies. A loaf of fresh bread comes delivered in the van around 9 am every morning. There are no cashpoints or pharmacies. There are no showers or public toilets but Poppy's is happy to let you use their facilities.

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