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Kantouni and Linaria in Kalymnos

Kantouni is a relatively long beach of dark fine sand next to Panormos. The beach is narrow, it seems as if the waves takes away some of the sand from the beach every year, and one wonders for how long the beach will remain. Here are some tavernas, hotels and pensions.

 

The beach in Kantouni. Kalymnos.

Kantouni beach.

 

 

Kantouni was once a prosperous tourist resort, but has become a little derelict in recent years. I do not know what caused it, maybe it is because of that the beach gets smaller and smaller each year, or because of the reason that many choose to stay in Myrties and Massouri instead.

 

Linaria and Kantouni in Kalymnos.

Linaria and Kantouni. The monastery can be seen at top right.


If you look up in the mountain to the left of the beach, you can see a monastery. When I stayed in Panormos in the 1980s, one of the attractions was to listen to the monks when they shouted out their prayers from a megaphone. It was an experience. The monastery is named Monastery of the Cross, or "Moni Stavros", and is very beautiful. The saint of Stavros is celebrated on September 14th with a big party at the monastery.

 

Linaria beach in Kalymnos.

Linaria beach in Kantouni.

 

At the far end of Kantouni there is a rock, behind the rock lies Linaria beach. Above the beach there are rooms to rent and a cosy taverna with nice sea views.


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