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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 3 weeks ago
Karen K
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Port Jefferson Station, New York
Beautiful piece of local history

A collection of underwater objects gathered by Stavrosh Valsamidis over his life time, a great... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
Natalia D
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Toronto, Canada
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3 weeks ago
“Surprising find!”
24 May 2018
“Beautiful piece of local history”
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By the beach, Vlychadia, Greece
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank glossopdave2016
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Do visit this small but interesting museum of sea life. So many items from the deep. A lot of years of hard work has gone into this. It is now being expanded and improved by the son of the owner. Well presented.

Thank Samahab
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