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The people were very interactive and explained all about the sponge diving. numerous types of... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Mississauga, Canada
Greek sponges

We visited the sponge factory as part of an Agean island day cruise. We had a talk about the... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2017
joe c
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Aug 1, 2018
Sep 12, 2017
“Greek sponges ”
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

The people were very interactive and explained all about the sponge diving. numerous types of sponges for all types of applications.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jbruceh2016
Reviewed September 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited the sponge factory as part of an Agean island day cruise. We had a talk about the history of the sponge tradition and the opportunity to peruse around the factory and purchase truly authentic Greek sea sponges. Well worth a short visit. Kalymnos...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank joe c
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

Found it very educational learning about how dangerous it was diving for sponges in the past and present. Looking at the equipment they used when diving.. Very interesting

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 81margaret
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

It is placed next to the port! There are several kinds of sponges and the owners will be glad to help you! They were very friendly and hospitable as they advised us visit several places of the island!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Debbie_Kari
Reviewed June 19, 2017

See all about natural sponges and how process to make them into the sponge you use at home. You can buy sponge to take home.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Alan D
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to see, they inform the tourists about the process from collecting sponges until they are for sell in the store.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Radu R
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Visited with a guide to explain us the hard work to find sponge, and all the treatings to have a nice clear sponge, it was interesting to see; it was a long cleaning workprozesse, now it's nice to have a sponge to decorate your bathroom.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed November 11, 2015

small shop-workshop/factory, visited with a tour guide, they explained and performed some minis show about the making-cleaning processes; quite expensive sponges, variety.... better to but on the same street. worth to visit though as they do give an insight on what is real what is...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank izideanaksu
Reviewed October 2, 2015

The people over there are very friendly, and explained to us the basic history of sponge diving, along with a quick outline of the path of a sponge, from the seabed to our hands.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Heliosmaster
Reviewed September 22, 2015

We visited this factory as part of a small group of people on a bus tour of Kalymnos. It was interesting to hear some of the history of the sponge island and the old way of life. We did buy a couple of things at...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank John B
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