Efharisto, Kalymnos

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Throwback to our summer vacation in the greek charming island, Kalymnos. We flew in from Norway to the neighbor island of Kos, and took a 30 minute ferry to Kalymnos. We stayed at a family run hotel, Kalymnos village in Massouri, a really charming place with great service. At arrival we were served homemade cake and fresh fruits.

From the balcony at our hotel, we had a great view to the small fisherman island of  Telendos, with a faultless sunset every night.

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The island was a great place to relax and enjoy the Greek ambience and explore the nature. Kalymnos is well known for its climbing. There is an enormous amount of rock to climb here, and it is said that Kalymnos has the highest concentration of sports routes anywhere in the world. The island houses several climbing festivals each year. We did not climb this time, as our lazy holiday mood hit us hard.

Exploring the Island on two wheels 

We rented a scooter and bought a map which gave us a great opportunity to explore the island. Driving around on the winding roads with steep hills on the side made the days pretty fun; we went to deserted beaches, small local bars, on herb collecting in the hill sides.

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Mediterranean flavors

Eating and drinking was one of our main activities while staying in Kalymnos. Isn’t that one of the greater parts of traveling? The Greek kitchen is one of my favorites with fresh vegetables, tomatoes, souvlaki and fish, feta cheese and of course the tzatziki. It goes with every meal. The Mythos beer is also a favorite in the heat.

Right by our hotel, Aegean Taverna, was our number one place to eat. They had fresh fish every day and all sorts of greek dishes. After dinner all guests were served Loukoumades, Greek doughnut-balls soaked in local honey. Remember to reserve a table, and be sure to ask for a table on the balcony with stunning view overlooking the island of Telendos.

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