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The most distant village from the centre of Kalymnos, the quiet seaside village Emborios, is located in the northwestern end of the island at a distance of 19.5 km from Pothia.

The few residents have been traditionally occupied with farming and fishing, while in recent years they have started dealing with tourism as well. As a result, you will find many seaside restaurants, cafes, taverns and lodgings.

In the mountains that extend behind Emborios you will find the remains of Cyclopean walls and the remains of an ancient fort, called Kastri, which is dated from the late 4th century BC.

Kastri had a strong wall, two defense towers and a gate, and it protected thereby the area of Emborios from attacks and raids.
Inside it a dual basis of an olive press has been rescued, a finding that confirms the testimonies stating that Emborios was the first shopping center of Kalymnos.