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See the history of the sponge

See the history of the sponge divers, and there dangerous jobs bringing up sponges for us to use... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
walletShrewsbury
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Sight seeing before catching the ferry

Pretty cool, displayed very well. If you only have a few minutes and want to see something... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Guide610543
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Jun 14, 2018
“Spongetastic!”
Jul 14, 2017
“See the history of the sponge”
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see the family history behind sponge diving and the use of traditional methods to harvest...can’t wait to get home and use my sponge!

Thank Bethany C
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

See the history of the sponge divers, and there dangerous jobs bringing up sponges for us to use , buy some local sponges, would be a good trip to do if it were not for the hundreds of people coming across on tours , boat...More

Thank walletShrewsbury
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Pretty cool, displayed very well. If you only have a few minutes and want to see something traditional and unique this is the place to go.

Thank Guide610543
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very good selection of shops and prices. The products are of very good quality, I went to buy one but left four sponges. If necessary, the owner is willing to send the sponge over the world in the home. They say, and showing how, and...More

Thank L0tta1979
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Passed through there during my quick visit to Kalymnos! The gentleman working there was kind enough to give us interesting information about sponges and their refinement. You can find and buy all kinds shapes and sizes of sponges there. Prices may seem high but they...More

Thank Kostas R
Reviewed 3 July 2015

N.S.PAPACHATZIS - SPONGE FACTORY - PORTHIA - KALYMNOS 85200 Greece. Phone +30 2243028501 I always visit THIS Sponge Factory which is owned by Aphrodite and Nikos, and they go out of their way to explain to you about the procedures to harvest and clean the...More

Thank TonyKalamari
Reviewed 25 October 2014

This Greek natural sponge museum/showroom had about every shape, size and texture of sponge I ever imagined; some bigger than your suitcase. A lady explained to our group about the history and dangers Kalymnos sponge divers faced, the equipment used and the different varieties/uses of...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2014

Popped in whilst visitingn Kalymnos. It must be twenty years since my last vist and not a lot seems to have changed, yes it is more modern and better presented but at the end of the day it is all about sponges. They are everywhere...More

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