Places near West Imia
The beach Akti (which literally means 'coast') is on the east side of Kalymnos. You can get there by car, along the road which connects Pothia to Vathys.
It's a nice beach, with fine sand and clear waters. A tavern next to it serves the hungry guests and bathers.
Megales Almyres is a pure beach in Kalymnos' eastern coast that can be reached only by boat.
You can go there either by boarding on a boat that makes an organized tour of the island and stops at Megales Almyres for a plunge, or by renting a boat from the port of Rina, if you desire more privacy.
The beach is completely virgin and lacks therefore any kind of infrastructure for bathers or visitors. As a consequence, if you decide to visit Megales Almyres you should carry with you all the necessary supplies (mainly water and a means of shading).
Vathys or Vathy, is situated 11 km northeast of Pothia, in the middle of the biggest and most fertile valley of Kalymnos.
The combination of the cove with the -full of citrus- valley, form a landscape of extraordinary beauty which has been likened to a fjord.
At the port of Rina, in Vathys, there is a shipyard and a safe anchorage which serves the tourist yachts. Next to the port of Rina you will find a natural aquarium, a definitely worth seeing attraction.
There are also hotels, taverns and cafes, where you can savor traditional dishes, seafood in particular.
You can enjoy nice walks and rides in the beautiful nature. You may also visit archaeological sites that lie around, such as the prehistoric cave Daskalio, which is located at the entrance of the harbor of Rina.
From there, you can board on or rent a boat that will take you to the more distanct beaches of the island (e.g. Mikres Almyres, Megales Almyres and Pezoda)
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Pezoda beach lies on the east coast of Kalymnos. It's a small beach, nested in a bay, on the road leading from Pothia to Vathys.
Access it from the sea, with boats from Vathys (also known as water taxis), or by boarding on tourist boats. On the beach there are no facilities for bathers, such as umbrellas, sunbeds etc.
In the seabed of Pezoda, and not in great depth, there are projectile that were launched by planes during WWII. This point is particularly dear to divers and snorkeling enthusiasts.