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N S Papachatzis Sponge Factory

| Potami Kalimnou, 85200, Greece
+30 2243 028501
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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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hertfordshire
via mobile
Sponges

Found it very educational learning about how dangerous it was diving for sponges in the past and... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2017
81margaret
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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| Potami Kalimnou, 85200, Greece
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+30 2243 028501
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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

Thank joe c
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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

Thank 81margaret
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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!

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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.

Thank Alan D
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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.

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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.

Thank Manuela L
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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

Thank Dali B
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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.

Thank Heliosmaster
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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

Thank John B
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Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were taken to Papachatzis as a stop on an excursion and it was very interesting to hear about the sponge diving industry and the massive range of sponges throughout the warehouse. There are loads on sale and the sponges themselves are great quality, lasting...More

Thank GabM_98
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