Masouri. Masouri is located ten km (6 mi) northwest of Pothia (Kalymnos town), the capital of the Greek island Kalymnos. It is the most crowded and cosmopolitan resort on the island. Masouri lies on the slopes of a mountain that ends at the beach. The sandy pebble beach is well organized, with umbrellas and sun beds available.
In the village you will find restaurants, cafes, shops, car rental companies, bakers and climbing schools for mountain enthusiasts, ampng other things. Exactly opposite of Masouri, less than 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) away, the islet Telendos is located. The view across the strait between Kalymnos and Telendos is breathtaking. Other popular beaches near Masouri are Myrties and Panormos (Linaria and Kantouni).
In Masouri, climbers feel at home because behind the village are high cliffs where the they can practice their favorite sport. Throughout the area, there are many hotels. And even more to the north near the village of Armeos, only a short distance away. Many of these hotels are also open in winter, because climbing in Greece knows no season.
Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer