Climbing. Νοwadays Kalymnos is among the most popular climbing destinations in the world. It all started in 1936 when the Italian Andrea Di Bari discovered the limestone cliffs and the climbing potential of the island. Today, there are over 40 organized climbing areas, with good signage, and hundreds of trails, all equipped and safe. Although one can engage in climbing throughout the year, the best time is spring and autumn.
Diving. Due to the great tradition of sponge divers in Kalymnos, diving activity has been developed on the island. If you love the sea bottom and you are an experienced diver, you will have the opportunity to go on excursions to interesting places with beautiful sea life, such as Nera, Telendos, Plati and Pserimos, and if you are a beginner, you can receive official training. And just in case, the Vouvaleio Hospital of Kalymnos has a chamber for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy if there are any decompression problems.
Kalymnos Diving Festival. A major cultural event on the island is the "Diving Festival, Skandalopetra Free Diving, and Apnea Games”. It includes a variety of events such as training in diving with skandalopetra for all ages and for people with disabilities, skandalopetra contests, training in apnea, etc. Information: Municipal Tourism Office of Kalymnos email@example.com, tel: +30 22430 59056.