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An impressive collection of things from the bottom - ranging from sea sponges, shells, sharks and... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Oslo, Norway
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Surprising find!

So many sea creatures are preserved here of all shapes and sizes found in the surrounding waters... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Karen K
Port Jefferson Station, New York
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
By the beach, Vlychadia, Greece
+30 2243 050662
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

An impressive collection of things from the bottom - ranging from sea sponges, shells, sharks and airplane remainings. Some of the sponges and shells are just enormous, including allegedly the world's biggest sea sponge at 12 kg. The place is possibly locked when you get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 857kjetil
Reviewed 28 August 2018

So many sea creatures are preserved here of all shapes and sizes found in the surrounding waters. Must stop at restaurant to get access.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

A collection of underwater objects gathered by Stavrosh Valsamidis over his life time, a great insight into life of beautiful Kalymnos.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Natalia D
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Went there as part of a cruise type trip. Had to pay 10€ to get in as the lady refused to believe my son is 12. Then i read on website it's free entry (I hope it's not the case!). There is a vast collection...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Claire M
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Here you can find things you never have seen before. A lot of amforas seeshells and strange animals. It's a large collection. We met the divers son a couple of years ago. He told us about his fathers work and interest of starting this museum....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rosalie B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

All items (~17000) in this museum are retrieved from the sea by one man, probably the last traditional sponge diver. You will see sponges, shells, weird fishes, sharks, ancient greek amphorae, second world war ship/airplane parts. Impressive are the shells and sharks. You would have...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Nikolas A
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Such an amazing place to visit. Very different from other museums. The creatures they display from the sea are incredible! Also the history of sponge diving which Kalymnos is famous for. We visited this place nine years ago for a different reason. As volunteers for...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank blindy333
Reviewed 23 August 2016

old ARTEFACTS AND RELICTS FROM SEAMAN´S HISTORY::: VERY OLD; BUT that makes it charming , nice for a 1 hour visit and watch some Kalmynian things to know

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Hans S
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This museum is a great look at not only weird sea life that has been found in the waters around the island but it also shows how important the ocean is and had been to Kalymnos. The bonus is it is right near a beautiful...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank AntandMar
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

A very interesting collection of artefacts from the sea. Examples of sponges, shells and fish as well as German aircraft wreckage from WW 2. The collector died about three years ago doing what he loved to do......diving to add things to his museum. This really...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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