Calimera (Greek Καλημέρα, in German, "Good morning " ) is a municipality of the province of Lecce in the Apulia region with 7261 inhabitants ( 31 December 2012).

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 that Otranto, Lecce and Brindisi together.