Kalolimnos (Greek: Καλόλιμνος) is a small Greek island in the Dodecanese chain, lying between Kalymnos and Imia, opposite the coast of Turkey, in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the municipality of Kalymnos.
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The island of Kalolimnos viewed from Kalymnos
|Highest elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|Administrative region||South Aegean|
Kalolimnos reaches an altitude of 80 meters above sea level and has a total area of 1.95 km2.
As of the 2011 census, two citizens lived in Kalolimnos, and a permanent garrison is stationed there. The island is steep and rocky and has a population of wild goats.
European migrant crisisEdit
During the European migrant crisis, Kalolimnos has been in the frontline of Greek islands that have witnessed the arrival of immigrants from Turkey and is the area where in October 2015 a migrant boat has capsized due to the bad weather, resulting to the drowning of four Syrian children. Operations were held by the Greek authorities for the rescue of the remaining survivors who then were transported to Kalymnos.
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- "Kalolimnos: 4 children drowned in a shipwreck with refugees and immigrants - the shocking untold tragedy". newsit.gr. Retrieved 3 March 2017.