The first place we visited on Kalymnos Island was Palionissos and picked up a HUGE mooring buoy in an amazing setting.
We booked a table at the restaurant and the owner picked us up in his boat.
After leaving this bay we sailed 16nm under Genoa along the spectacular coastline to Vathis or Vathy's. Here we had to head towards the cliff until Captain Manolos had us lined up for the quay and shouted 'drop anki'. We then motored back to the quay where he welcomed us to Vathis. It is better to anchor here before or after tourist boats arrive/leave as they drop across all the anchors. This is a free quay with water and electricity for a small fee.
On the evening we ate at restaurant Galini where we were given free wine and an invite to go to the owners farm the following day to pick our own vegetables. Our meal came to just 13€ for two courses each. Amazing food, fantastic price!
The following morning we went back to the restaurant where Giannis took us in his truck to the farm. We were given - potatoes, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, aubergines and a huge watermelon straight from his fields. We then went back to the restaurant for coffee and chatted to his wife Irini. Lovely generous couple.
With a strong wind warning we decided to head round to Kalymnos town quay.
Shirley and Dave who we met in Crete came in just afterwards on their yacht Jaxson. We enjoyed a good catch up over dinner and a few drinks. Great company.
Kalymnos was a lovely island to visit and one we would definitely return to.