Calimera (Greek Καλημέρα, in German: "Good morning") is a municipality of the province of Lecce in the Apulia region with a population of 7159 (December 31, 2015). The neighboring municipalities are Caprarica di Lecce, Carpignano Salentino, Castri di Lecce, Martano, Martignano Melendugno, Vernole and Zollino. Calimera is a center of Griko, a Greek dialect-speaking Italians of Salento. Calimera is located on the old antique road Otranto, Lecce and Brindisi together.