View from above of a settlement with white houses and a large church. Around low hills with sheaves. In the background sea and island.

Kimolos

NOW 21 °C

Next 5 days

  • WED 24 °C
  • THURS 22 °C
  • FRI 22 °C
  • SAT 22 °C
  • SUN 23 °C

Source: National Observatory of Athens /meteo.gr

This tiny and extremely beautiful island lies in the western part of the Cyclades, close to Milos island. Possessing a volcanic soil and a unique variety of minerals, it is famous for its fantastic beaches, ranging from thin sand to pebbles.

The capital of the island is made up of two quarters, Messa and Exo Kastro (meaning interior and exterior part of the castle). Messa Kastro is a typical Cycladic village, with its houses forming the external wall of the castle. Exo Kastro was built in the 17th century around Mesa Kastro to add plain square shapes to the domes and arches of Messa Kastro’s architecture. Trails take you and the locals to every part of the island. A marvellous ecosystem awaits you, where myrtle and fig trees, lentisks, reeds, vines and blue lizards prevail.

Moreover, the Mediterranean seal Monachus monachus’ haven is in the north and uninhabited side of the island. This is where you will find “Skiadi”, a natural sculpture resembling a gigantic mushroom.

For those who are into thermal springs, go to the beaches of Agioklima, Prassa (where they used to excavate chalk), Therma and Kastro, the beach with the red stones.
Mushroom-shaped rock in a rocky landscape with low green vegetation.
Polyaigos, the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean sea, is accessible only by boat from Kimolos and is an ideal spot for bird-watching.
BY SEA
Kimolos is connected to Piraeus and other Aegean ports. The conventional ferries make the route ""Piraeus - Kimolos"" in about 6.5 hours. Kimolos is also connected with the port of Lavrio.

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