KIMOLOS- A pretty island for tranquil holidays
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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.
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.
By Air: Via Milos Airport. There are domestic flights between Athens and Milos
There is a mini bus from the port (Psathi) to the capital Hora (20 minutes on foot).
Taxi and water-taxi are also available.
Kimolos is ideal for walking and there are many rural paths leading to any point of the island and the altitude differences are very small.
Ellinika, coarse sand (south west)
Kambana, nice beach
Klima, one of the best beaches of the island (east)
Prassa, beautiful beach with several shandy secluded coves nearby
Psathi, fine sand beach
Tzamaria, nice and quiet sandy beach
Yialos, nice sandy beach at the port
Touring Kimolos Island
(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.
Psathi, 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
The 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.
Area: 37 sq.km
Distance from Piraeus Port: 88 Nautical Miles
Medical Center: 22870 51222
Police: 22870 51205
Port Authority: 22870 51071
There are no banks on the island.