Monday, 04 August 2014 00:00

Masouri beach, Kalymnos Island...

Masouri beach, Kalymnos Island...

Click on the link and you will be transferred to the same point, For a panoramic trip.

Massouri is the main tourist strip on Kalymnos and packed with hotels, souvenir shops, English breakfast bars and general neon tat, but all of it on a small scale.The main street runs straight through the resort where a clutch of hotels hug the slope between the road and the shore.It's a very impressive stretch of coast with steep hills behind, lush vegetation along the coastal strip and the spectacular sight of Telendos soaring out of the sea across the narrow bay.The Massouri beaches aren't terribly impressive, mostly narrow and composed of grubby grey sand, stone and shingle that dips quite sharply into the sea.Shade comes from a line of tamarisk trees while sunbeds appear outside the beach bars in the high season. Ferries leave regularly for day trips to Telendos.

The best beach areas are at the southern end, notably at neighbouring Melitcahas, well signposted off the main road, with a couple of lines of sunbeds and some tavernas.