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Beautiful piece of local history

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

Reviewed May 24, 2018
Natalia D
Toronto, Canada
via mobile

Here you can find things you never have seen before. A lot of amforas seeshells and strange... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2016
Rosalie B
via mobile
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May 24, 2018
“Beautiful piece of local history”
Nov 4, 2017
“Good collection, poor misuse of googly eyes!”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
By the beach, Vlychadia, Greece
+30 2243 050662
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Reviewed May 24, 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 November 4, 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 October 13, 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 October 2, 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 August 26, 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 August 23, 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 August 9, 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 July 19, 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 October 21, 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
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Went to vlychadia this year agreat beach with this lovely museum we walked around it and it was a very interesting place well worth a visit

Thank Pauline P
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