Kimolos is a Cycladic island that seems to have remained unchanged over the years. Kimolos, an island almost untouched by the human hand, an island with countless natural beauties, has become the refuge of the monachus monachus seal but also of many other rare species. Life in Kimolos is simple and days go by peacefully and beautifully. There's no intense nightlife on the island and this is what makes Kimolos stand out from the rest of the touristic islands of Cyclades. However, you will find rooms to let, little taverns, a few bars and adorable locals who will, joyfully, welcome you to their island. The local dishes are excellent but most importantly, all products of the island are very fresh. You can visit the Archaeological Museum of Kimolos, the Castle of the island, go diving and explore the island as well. The snow white houses in Kimolos, the scenic alleys, the beautiful beaches, the good food, the relaxed way of life and the hospitable locals will impress and enchant you. If you too want to spend unforgettable holidays in Kimolos, all you have to do is book your ferry tickets now.
The Kimolos Port
You can easily and comfortably take a ferry from Piraeus and the surrounding islands to Kimolos. You can also book your ferry tickets online via aktoploika.gr for an even more comfortable and carefree journey. It takes about 5 to 7 hours for a conventional ferry to reach Kimolos from Piraeus while it's a 4 hours and 30 minutes journey via a speedboat. Hora is very close to Psathi, the port of Kimolos, almost 10 minutes on foot. Psathi has rooms to rent and a beautiful, sandy beach, for swimming.
Connection With Other Islands
Kimolos has a ferry connection with the following ports: Piraeus (Athens), Lavrio, Folegandros, Ios, Kea (Tzia), Kythnos, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros.
You can now book ferry tickets online for Kimolos via Aktoploika.gr. If you plan to travel during July and August, it's best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
The only bus of the island, which brings to mind old black and white movies, departs from Hora for the port and vice versa. It is, of course, easy to get to Hora on foot as well, since the distance is small and although the road is a bit upward, it is not steep. There are also taxis that will take you to the more distant beaches but also sea taxis for the more distant and steep beaches. In Kimolos there are no motorbike or car rental agencies so if you want to have a vehicle, you should travel in your own, although moving around in it will be quite difficult as the alleys are small and narrow.
Kimolos is one of those islands, that are ideal for "hermits", with a lot of paradoxes and particularities, one of them the way of transportation. There is only one taxi and only one bus, ...Manolis (a name given by Kimolos residents), that endlessly and daily goes around the island, stopping in the villages Horio and Psathi, passing by the small lacy beaches. The ticket costs about 1 euro, and you can buy it in one of the two starting points (Horio and Psathi) or inside the bus.
Breaths of taste and relaxation
Kimolos, was the name of the first resident of the island from whom it took its name. It is located in the northwest of Milos and at a distance of about 87 miles from Piraeus. In antiquity, it was known for its 'Chalk land', while in modern times for the limestone. The ancient city of Kimolos was located in the southwest of the island, where today there is Linika or Limni.
Here you will meet the Mediterranean Seal, the unique viper species, the lempetina, the blue lizard, the shag, the golden owl, a rare species of falcon and migratory birds.
Don't forget to taste 'ladenia'. This is a homemade kind of pizza made with the dough and oil, tomato and onion. Taste also schinokokko, 'red mullets and caper' , 'buleria eggs' with potatoes and onions but also 'limpets pilaf'. Moreover, a special place at the table has the 'ksino', a soft, fresh cheese with a sour taste.
The settlements 'Mesa Kastro' and 'Exo Kastro', samples of Aegean architecture..
The Church of Christ, the oldest church on the island, which was built in 1592 by the priest Ioannis Ramfos.
The Church of Virgin Odigitria, the metropolis of the island where there is the icon of Virgin Mary,depicted by the Paleontologists from the 15th century.
The Church of St. John Chrysostom, unique ornament of particular historical and archaeological value with the icon of St. Chrysostom, which was painted in the 18th century..
The Museum of Kimolos, where, among all, are kept vessels from geometric and archaic times.
- Join a mini-cruise in Polyaigos island, with the many (some of them rare) animal genres and virgin beaches. You'll see wild-goats, "monachus monachus" seals and rare reptile genres. Watch your step, because there is a lethal genre of viper living here. You can also admire and learn the Shipwreck's story from the boatman.
- Scuba diving and quests in Agios Georgios beach. Turquoise water, totally white sand, and a fairytale scenery, waiting to be explored.
- Buy some honey. Kimolos' honey is exclusively produced by flowers' pollen, something hard to be found nowadays.
- Buy handmade pasta, made with domestic ingredients, available in all local products shops.
There is only one pharmacy and an ATM cash-machine on the island, so you better have cash with you, as well as medical reserves, in case you receive medical treatment.
On your way to a beach, you'll have to carry anything you may need, umbrella, water and food, as most of them are not organized.
Kimolos has many courses to walk on. You better start early in the morning, if you don't want to be caught by the sun in the middle of the course.
Be careful with snakes, that live on the island. Always inspect, watch your step and never leave your bags or luggage open.
Happy Holidays in Kimolos!!!