As on most Greek islands, if you want a remote
beach for that get-away-from-it-all feeling, the farther you need to go from the main port.
This is especially true of Kalymnos, whose north and west coasts have all what you’re
looking for. One nicely remote beach is that of Ton Ticho,
which lies inside of one of the many small coves on the northwest peninsula. The beach
is pebbly but not too rough, and the water is very clean, coming straight from the northern
Aegean Sea. Ticho in Greek means wall, and the beach is
named after a wall of rock that separates it from the slopes on either side. There aren’t
any tourist facilities, so it’s wise to bring your own sunbed, umbrella, food and drinking
water. Ton Ticho beach is 23 kilometres northwest
of the main port of Pothia, off the main road to Emborio. You get to the beach by a paved
path leading off the main road.