Kimolos Holiday Travel Guide


Delve into a hidden mishmash of Cycladic elegance and unique natural beauty


Tucked away into the Aegean, right next to the super-popular Milos island, the volcanic island of Kimolos surprisingly remains under the radar. Despite the touristic development of the neighboring Cycladic islands, Kimolos is untouched by mass tourism, keeping its unspoiled charm and laid-back atmosphere. Find out what makes this Cycladic island a must-visit!


Best Kimolos Beaches


Kimolos beaches stand out for their unspoiled natural beauty, wild landscapes, and laid-back vibe! The island’s coastline is fringed with many beautiful beaches, both shingle, and sandy. Some of the best beaches in Kimolos are Prassa, Ellinika, Aliki, Psathi, Goupa Kara, Bonatsa, Kalamitsi, and Mavrospilia.

Honeymoon on Kimolos

If you’re searching for a lesser-known Cycladic island for your honeymoon, then Kimolos may be the right option for you! Its unique atmosphere, effortless charm, unspoiled natural landscape, fantastic beaches, the romantic main town, delicious cuisine, and rich culture make Kimolos the epitome of newlywed romance! What’s more, Kimolos lies just 1 km from Milos, an island super-popular with couples. We highly recommend that you include both islands in your honeymoon -this way, you’ll have the best of both worlds: the unpretentious charm of Kimolos and the lively atmosphere of Milos! Read also: Honeymoon in Greece

Sailing to Kimolos

Kimolos is part of the Cyclades island complex, the most popular cluster of islands in Greece! The Cyclades is one of the best destinations for island-hopping, as the islands are close to each other and ferry schedules are frequent. Kimolos, in particular, can easily be part of an island-hopping that includes nearby islands like Milos, Sifnos, Serifos, Paros, and Naxos.

But, although the Cyclades is a go-to for island-hopping, it is not the best option for sailing/yachting because of the Meltemi winds. These strong northern winds batter the Aegean in July and August, making sailing challenging and even dangerous for inexperienced sailors. If you want to go sailing in the Cyclades, we suggest that you opt for June or September! Read also: Sailing in Greece

Kimolos hotels

Hotels in Kimolos stand out for their traditional Cycladic architecture and effortless elegance. Some of the best hotels to stay in Kimolos are the Windmill, Ataraxia, Psathaki, Kimolos PS House, and Amoni. Read also: Greece all-inclusive hotels and resorts


How to plan your holiday to Kimolos: Frequently Asked Questions


Here’s what you need to know about planning your holiday to Kimolos. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!


It depends! If Kimolos is part of your island-hopping trip through the Cyclades, then we suggest that you stay on the island for at least three days. But, if Kimolos is your main holiday destination, staying for 5-7 days will let you unwind and explore the island at your own pace.
Kimolos doesn’t get overcrowded, even during the heights of summer. This means that, unlike other Cycladic islands, it is not packed with tourists in July and August. If you want to combine your visit to Kimolos with trips to other islands, like Milos and Paros, we suggest that you avoid peak season and opt for the less-crowded shoulder season.
Kimolos island is too big to be explored on foot, so using a car is the best way to get everywhere and see everything. You can find many car rental companies throughout the island, but most of them are concentrated at the port.
Some of the things you should do on your holiday to Kimolos are to take a stroll through Chorio, the island’s capital, go for a swim at the unspoiled beaches, visit the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum, go on a boat trip to the exotic Polyaigos islet, visit Gerakia sea cave, introduce yourself to the local gastronomy, and go hiking following the hiking routes of Kimolos.
No, Kimolos doesn’t have an airport. The closest airport to Kimolos is the airport of Milos, so you can first get from Athens to Milos by air and then get from Milos to Kimolos by ferry.
You can get to Kimolos by ferry from Athens or other islands of the Cyclades, like Milos, Santorini, Sifnos, and Folegandros.

Chorio, the capital of Kimolos

Chorio, which means village in Greek, is the picturesque capital of the island. Boasting traditional Cycladic architecture (see whitewashed houses and colorful windows) with Venetian influences, Chorio is a perfect marriage of elegance and history. A stroll through its scenic quarters is a photographer’s dream! Archways, cute balconies embellished with colorful flowers, dazzling white cubic houses, tiny shops, traditional cafes… There’s a lot to love about the postcard-perfect Chorio!

Things to do in Kimolos

At the center of Chorio lies the Medieval Kastro (Castle), an architectural reminder from the Venetian occupation. The Castro district consists of two main quarters Mesa Kastro and Exo Kastro, the first of which was built in the 13th century and the second in the 17th century. The moment you pass the gate of the castle, you will feel transferred back in time! To continue your time-traveling adventure, move on to the Archaeological Museum of Kimolos, which displays archaeological findings from excavations carried out throughout the island. Other places worth visiting in Chorio are Panagia Odigitria church, the Folklore Museum, and Plateia tou Sxoleiou (School’s Square). Read also: The best things to do in Greece


One of the best things to do on your holiday to Kimolos is to go on a boat trip to Polyaigos, the largest uninhabited island in the Mediterranean. Polyaigos, which means ‘many goats’ in Greek, took its name from its only inhabitants -goats. Standing out for its exotic ambiance, unspoiled natural beauty, and fantastic beaches, Polyaigos will instantly make you feel teleported to the Caribbean!

The best time to visit Kimolos

The best time to visit Kimolos is from May to September. Unlike other Cycladic islands, Kimolos is not overcrowded during peak season (June to August), so you can enjoy its laid-back atmosphere even in the height of summer. However, if you’re dreaming of a completely crowd-free holiday, we suggest that you opt for either May or September. Read also: The best time to visit the Greek islands


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