Kimolos is in the Cyclades islands of Greece, close to
Milos. It's the kind of island to head for if you want to get away from it all.
It has a year-round population of only about 1,000 people though obviously this
swells in the summer months. It covers an area of 36 sq kms (14 sq mi), and its
highest point is Mount Paleokastro, which is 364m (1,194 ft).
Hora, the Main Town on Kimolos
If you want to get a taste for the island first then take a
day trip from Milos, as there are several ferries a day in the summer months.
If the laid-back lifestyle of Kimolos appeals, you may find yourself heading
back there for a longer visit.
It's an island for hiking and sunbathing. There are several
good beaches, the best being the white-sand beach at Prassa. Most people stay
in the main town of Hora, where there's accommodation and eating places.
There's also a medieval castle, inside which is a 16th-century church and a
small local museum. You will find accommodation and eating in summer at some of
the island's beaches too, and around the harbour at Psathi.
One of the island's few notable features is a stone known as
Skiadi. This peculiar mushroom-shaped rock has been created by the action of
the wind, which has carved away the softer lower layers more deeply than the
harder upper layers, creating a mushroom shape.
Getting to Kimolos
Flights to Kimolos
Kimolos has no airport so you will have to fly to Milos and take a ferry from there.
Ferries to Kimolos
Check ferry timetables for ferries going to Milos. Some of
these also stop at Kimolos, with usually one a day from Piraeus in high season.
Otherwise go to Milos first and then take the regular car ferry that runs between
Pollonia on Milos and Psathi on Kimolos. This is a daily ferry that operates
several times a day in summer but less frequently in winter. It takes about thirty
Ferries in Greece
Ferries in Greece has an excellent and very thorough website where, in addition to checking ferry schedules and times, you can also book tickets and get lots of useful information about travelling by ferry in Greece.
(c) Google Maps
In summer buses run the 1.5km (1 mile) between the port of Psathi and the main town of Hora (also called Kimolos). Out of season you'll have to walk or call a taxi.
Where to Stay on Kimolos
Other Cyclades pages
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Travel information from Greece Travel Secrets about Folegandros in the southern Cyclades, close to Sikinos, with flight and ferry information.
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Travel information about the Cyclades group of Greek islands including Mykonos, Santorini (Thira), Naxos, Paros, Delos, Tinos, Siros, Milos, Amorgos.
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