Harry's Paradise: The story
My Parents Haralambos (Harry) and Alexandra met and got married in Australia. In 1969 they moved back to Kalymnos, where in 1979 they decided to have their own "paradise" in Emporios, where my father grew up and always loved to be. Working very hard year after year, they created out of a barren mountain what we are all now able to enjoy!
Our apartments block is located on the northern part of Kalymnos at a tranquil village called "Emporios" (pronounced "Em-bo-rios"). It is a lovely and picturesque small village with little houses and narrow alleyways. A few accommodations are available in Emporios as well as some cafes, tavernas and nice beaches located within walking distance from the village. The chapel of the village has a beautiful whitewashed bell-tower with a blue dome. Emporios is the beginning as well as the destination of some of the most beautiful walking paths on the island! It is in walking/biking distance from many big and interesting rock-climbing sectors and hosts 3 of the most challenging ones: 'Styx', 'Francois Guillot' and 'Kastri'.
Emporios is also an interesting sailing destination, offering shelter to a significant number of sailing boats every year. Most of these sailors tend to return again and again, which is indicative of the quality of the place.
The people of Emporios are genuine, open-handed, warm-hearted people who will try to make your stay unforgettable. No wonder why some people who come here consider us a piece of heaven here on earth!
Welcome to Kalymnos, the island of the Sponge Divers, one of the rock-climbing paradises of the world! Kalymnos is the 3rd biggest island of the Dodecancese chain in the south Aegean sea. Home of the historically famous sponge divers, is an island out of the tourism rat-race and an acclaimed destination for Sport Rock-Climbing, hiking, diving and relaxed holidays!
Harry's Paradise is a handsome complex of 6 apartments, a vintage Kalymnian cottage and an Aegean Cuisine restaurant, inside one of the most beautiful gardens of the island. Our restaurant is mentioned and recommended in ithe Michelin Guide for the islands, the Guide de Routard, the Lonely Planet Guide, the Trotter etc.
Emporios (pronounced Em-bo-re-os) is at the end of the road in the North part of the island of Kalymnos. This .kmz file will take you directly there, through Google Maps! Clicking on the small map will load a new one with more details and GPS coordinates.