GUIDE TO KIMOLOS
Kimolos is a beautiful Cycladic island with a picturesque atmosphere. Preserving its traditional character, the island is located close to Milos but it is significantly less touristy.
Its amazing beaches and the charming architecture of its main town, Chorio, have turned Kimolos into one of the hottest alternative destinations in Greece!
Our travel guide contains all the essential information you need to have in mind before arriving at Kimolos. Hotels, beaches, sights, restaurants and must-do activities are all included, while our selection of photos will give you a taste of what Kimolos looks like!
The only way to reach the island from Athens is by ferry from Piraeus port but also from Milos island via a local boat. The closest airport is located in Milos and only receives flights from Athens.
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Kimolos is one of the most picturesque Cycladic islands!
Its peaceful atmosphere and natural landscape make it a great destination for relaxing holidays, away from the hustle and bustle of other more touristy Cycladic islands.
The island's biggest gems are without doubt its beaches! Prassa, Aliki, Agios Georgios, and Kalamitsi are the best beaches on the island. Aliki and Kalamitsi lie on the southern side of the island, while Agios Georgios can be found on the northern side.
Chorio, the only village and capital of the island, is the center of action. There, you will find many hotels, restaurants, traditional taverns and all kinds of facilities for a convenient stay.
The must-visit places in Chorio include the Folk & Maritime and the Archeological Museums.
Thanks to its proximity to the port and the fact that it is touristically developed, Chorio is also considered the best place to stay in Kimolos.
For a plunge near Chorio, the beaches around the island’s port, such as Psathi, are perfect options!
Given that tourism has yet to gasp itself upon the island, Kimolos is the perfect destination to get away from everything for a few days (or months)!
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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
The island offers charming hotels, apartments, studios and houses that are usually located no more than a few minutes away from the beach. They have a lovely Cycladic design, allowing you to stay in an authentic environment during your holidays. Psathi is one of the most popular areas to look for accommodation.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are few ferries to Kimolos from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The most popular way to get to Kimolos is by a ferry to Milos and from there, to take a local boat.
The closest airport to Kimolos is on Milos island, with only domestic flights from Athens.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF KIMOLOS
Discover the best of Kimolos! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!
Chorio is the only village in Kimolos, located in a short walk from the port. It has traditional Cycladic arhitecture, while the quarter of Kastro has Medieval elements.
Agios Georgios is the most beautiful beach in Kimolos, with soft white sand and exotic blue waters. All beaches on the island have peaceful atmosphere.
Kalamitsi is a nice, long beach very close to Chorio. It gets quite popular in summer and its calm ambience is refreshing. Some rooms to let can be found in the area.