Kimolos island

Kimolos Island belongs to the Western Cyclades complex; it stands among the islands Sifnos, Milos, and Polyegos and it owes its name to its first inhabitant, Kimolos, husband of Sidi, daughter of Taurus. The island is pentagon-shaped with an area of 36 km2 and a coastline 38 km long. It is 87 nautical miles far from the port of Piraeus to which it is connected by conventional ships and fast ferries.

Kimolos’ Chorio, at the feet of Xaplovouni hill, has approximately 700 permanent residents and it is characterized by its vivid Cycladic colors; there you can visit:

  • The Medieval Castle (14th or 16th century)
  • The Archaeological and the Folklore Museum
  • Several churches:
    • Holy Church of Virgin Mary Odigitria (1867)
    • Holy Church of Ioannis Chrysostomos (17th century)
    • Church of the Nativity (1592), at the Castle
    • Church of Virgin Mary Economou (17th century) and many other churches scattered in the small area of Chorio
  • The windmills of Xaplovouni (Balcony on the Aegean Sea)
  • Skiadi
  • Goupa bay and its “syrmata” (caves dug in the rocks for the protection of the fishermen’s boats during the winter)
  • The Sunken City
  • The Necropolis at Ellinika
  • Hiking routes
    • Chorio – Xaplovouni – Agios Nicolaos – Karras – Goupa
    • Chorio – Skiadi – Mavrospilia
    • Chorio – Paleokastro – Agioklima
    • Chorio – Monastiria – Soufi
    • Chorio – Ellinika
    • Beaches. The island’s unique beaches are due to its special morphology:

Southwest

  • Alyki (pebbles / sand)
  • Bonatsa (sand)
  • Kalamitsi (pebbles / sand)
  • Dekas (sand)
  • Ellinika (sand)
  • Mavrospilia (sand)

Northeast

  • Soufi (sand)
  • Monastiria (pebbles / sand)
  • Prassa (white sand)
  • Medicinal Baths of Prassa
  • Klima (pebbles / sand)
  • Karras (rocks, shallow waters)
  • Rema (pebbles / sand)

If a sea vessel is available, more beaches are accessible for delightful swimming

  • Agioklima (thermal spring)
  • Therma
  • Mersinia
  • Zefokalamo