On an island such as Kalymnos the quietest and calmest beaches may not be the softest. Kalymnos is a rocky island and most of its beaches tend to be on the pebbly side. If you don't mind that, and need a little remoteness to chill out, try Arginonta beach on the northwest of the island. It's in a small and sheltered cove that hasn't got much in the way of vegetation but has reasonable and good road access. The crystal clear waters combined with the beautiful natural scenery, have made it one of the most famous beaches on the island. In the area you will find beach bars, taverns, and some accommodation options. Arginonta beach is where the main westbound road from the main port of Pothia hits the west coast between Masouri and Emborio, about 15 kilometres from the port. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, and a view across the strait to the fascinatingly-shaped island of Telendos.