Located north east of Milos, Kimolos is a small island that belongs to the Western Cyclades. For the most part, Kimolos is mountainous. The highest peak is Paleokastro in the centre of the island, at an altitude of 358 metres. The geography of Kimolos has made the island one of the most beautiful destinations.
The coastline is a combination of sandy and rocky beaches. The south eastern part has sandy beaches, while the western part is rocky and difficult to access. The northern side of Kimolos is the least developed and accessible only by boat. On the northernmost part, there is the beautiful cave of Gerakia. Other caves on Kimolos are Vromolimnos and the cave of Kakos Potamos.
The cave of Consolina, in the centre of the island, is also particularly famous as this was a shelter for the wife of the French ambassador when pirates took over the island in the Medieval Times. Another natural marvel of Kimolos is Skiadi, a giant rocky mushroom close to Consolina Cave. The ground of Kimolos is rich in mines and rocks, which have played an important role in the local history. It also has valuable flora and fauna. The sea region between Kimolos and Polyegos islet is an important natural reserve for the rare Mediterranean seal, Monachus Monachus.
Kimolos map View the map of Kimolos with the main villages, beaches and sightseeing. Also, location of the port.
View: Map of Kimolos