The height of Kalamos is what makes it so easily identified from a distance. Oros Vouni near the north eastern end of the island rises to 750 metres (2438 feet) and the slopes drop sheer into the sea.
There is not much life on the island, with Port Kalamos being the only settlement of any significance. The tiny village and harbor of Episkopi on the north side of the island are worth visiting for the ruined monastery that lies to the east that can be explored. The walk from the harbor up to the monastery is pleasant and there are wonderful views over the water towards the mainland.
At the north end of the island there are several protected anchorages in coves with deep turquoise waters that you can explore on a Kalamos boat charter. Remember to Look out for dolphins! The coves are overhung with rocks and cliffs eroded into majestic and fantastical shapes and surrounded by thick pine forests providing welcome shade from the sun.