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Kalymnos is the fourth largest island of the Dodecanese Group. Its area is 111 sq. km; its coastline 96 km, and its population 17,000. It has often been called the “island of the sea sponge harvesters” due to the growth of the Greek sponge-harvesting trade in the 19th century. After WWII, Kalymnos remained the only Greek island engaged in the sea sponge-harvesting activity, supplying domestic as well as foreign markets and consequently making Kalymnos known as “the island of sponge harvesters” to the present day. In antiquity, Kalymnos and Leros were known as the Calydnae Islands.

The first inhabitants of Kalymnos are said to have been the Kares from Asia Minor. In 1306 it was conquered by the Knights Hospitaller of Rhodes, who remained on Kalymnos until 1522 when the Turks occupied the island. The Italians took over in 1912 and in 1948 it was integrated in Greece. Today it is a tourist destination known worldwide for offering alternative-style vacations and activities such as climbing, scuba diving, mountain hiking and spelunking. There is a flight service to Athens and a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes running to Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki as well.
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There is a flight service to Athens and a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes running to Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki as well.

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