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Kimolos - Psathi
Kimolos, is a nice,
small unspoiled quiet island. It is believed that took its name after chalk
(chalk=Kimolia in Greek), which it once produced. Kimolos was known in
antiquity for the chalk, used as detergent and in medinical baths (fuller's
earth). But according to a legend it took its name after its first inhabitant,
Kimolos husband of Side.
Getting There There are several ferries
a week from Piraeus and Kythnos, Sifnos, Serifos Milos islands. Kimolos
is only half a mile away from Apollonia (North coast of Milos) that makes
the regular boats to cross the channel within 30 minutes. (There are
daily flights between Athens and Milos). Kimolos is also connected with
Sikinos, Kimolos, Ios and Santorini.
Getting Around There is a mini
bus from the port (Psathi) to the capital Hora (20 minutes on foot).
can be focused on swimming, fishing, food and walk.
One of the best beaches of the island. -white strand of coarse sand.
sand (South West) Kambana
Nice beach (South West)
One of the best beaches of the island (East)
PrassaBeautifu beach with several shandy
secluded coves nearby
(capital) is a pretty
authentic cycladic town with, where its white washed houses are built
around the centre of the castle which divides the capital into two settlements:
Messa Kastro (Inner Castle) and Exo Kastro (Outer Castle).
These settlements are also called Palio Horio (Old Village) and
Neo Horio (New Village). In Hora there is a small museum and some
beautiful churches. Panagia Evangelistria, the cathedral church,
is just outside the north walls of the castle (built in 1614). Taxiarhis
(built in 1670), and Chrisostomos (built in 1680) are worth a visit.
The views of the port, and the nearby islands are superb, giving an impression
of a white painting with deep blue background.
is a little pretty port (where ferries dock) with a beach restaurant,
a couple of tavernas, a bar and a information center. Goupa is
a pretty small hemlet near Psathi with good beach and a couple of tavernas.
Excursions-Places of interest
ruined Venetian castle (built by Marco Sanudo) is within an easy walking
distance from Hora and situated at the highest point of the island (355m).
Ellinika (50 minutes walk or boat from Psathi) is the main archaeological
site of the island. At the bottom of the sea in the nearby Koftou beach
are the remains of Ancient Kimolos.Near Kambana beach are
the remains of Mycenaean Tombs.