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Valsamidis Sea World Museum in Kalymnos

Valsamidis Sea World Museum is located above one of the beaches at Vlychadia on the south of Kalymnos.

 

Valsamidis Sea World Museum in Vlychadia. Kalymnos.

Valsamidis Sea World Museum in Vlychadia.

 

 

The museum is private and contains a considerable amount of items from Kalymnos maritime history. Sponges of course, but also fishes, sharks, turtles, starfishes, urns, black and white photographs, old military stuffs and diving stuffs, just to name a few of the items. Fishes and sharks and other marine animals are obviously stuffed.

 

Valsamidis Sea World Museum. Kalymnos.

Part of Valsamidis Sea World Museum.


Of course a lot is about sponge fishery. Here are several examples of different varieties of sponges, and some older diving suits, including the so-called Skafandro that caused many divers death.

The museum also houses the most peculiar map I've ever seen. The map, which is over the Dodecanese islands, is built in a small pond where all the islands are represented by one stone. The island's name is written on the stone, I think, but am not sure, that the stones are from each island.

 

The map of the Dodecanese in Valsamidis Sea World Museum. Kalymnos.

The map of the Dodecanese in the museum.

 

When you get tired of the museum you can take a swim at the beach in Vlychadia.


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