(Crystal Clear waters of Kimolos)
‘Kimolos – an Aegean rugged jewel that will captivate you with its geological beauty and architectural wealth.’
Kimolos is a beautiful little island in the constellation of the Cyclades, that is located next to Milos and comes with mysterious beaches, rare geological monuments and incredible architectural wealth. Even with it sitting next to a much popular Aegean destination in Greece< kimolos has managed to keep its charm unspoiled all through. When visiting Kimolos, you will be opening yourself up to picturesque architecture, crystal clear waters and amazing beaches. This Island is slowly shaping to become Greece’s hottest alternative destination.
This Island comes with only one village, Chorio, which also doubles up as the Island’s capital, the centre point of all activities. The town is characterized by a quaint settlement that can be found all over across the Island’s port of entry. Here, you will have access to a wide variety of tourist facilities, shops, restaurants and hotels. You will love spending a night here.
When it comes to beaches, the Island is home to enticing beaches that can be accessed either through boat or on foot. One thing you will be guaranteed of is the luscious swimming experience you are about to immerse yourself into.
What to do in Kimolos
- Explore Kimolo’s capital, Chorio
(Streets and houses in Kimolos)
Chorio is Kimolo’s capital and will host a great number of visitors when they are not heading towards the port at Psathi. This village can be found on the southwestern side of the Island, just below Mount Xaplovouni’s shadow. This town is blessed to have a few main squares rather than the canonical one in all other islands. Expect to come across whitewashed houses with bright blue doors and domed roofs.
- Visit the Archaeological museum
The historical archive of the Island is stored at Chorio’s heart. This museum houses relics and artefacts dating back to thousands of years. This is one very detailed museum and comes with plenty of diagrams and photos regarding an item on display. The museum is located just across the Metropolitan Church of Panagia Odigitria.
One thing you should expect with a Cycladic flair of the smaller islands is the presence of a medieval castle. And Chorio has one, dubbed the ‘Kastro’. This preserve of medieval history is made up of two sections and can be found at the foothills of the mountain. The inner section houses the Church of the Birth of Christ, an inner courtyard and some small houses that date back to the 15th century. The outer section is comprised of a narrow alleyway with numerous houses.
- Go shopping around the Island
Kimolos is one of the best places to acquire handcrafted wares and traditional artisan souvenirs. There are a few shops in Chorio and near the port of Psathi and stock unique creations of Greek artists.
Where to eat in Kimolos
Even for a rather small island, Kimolos has a generous choice of dining options that will engage your culinary experience with a serving of Mediterranean classic
- Experience an authentic Greek cuisine serving at Sardis Restaurant
(Sardis Restaurant, Kimolos)
On your way to the beach of Aliki, you will come across a popular family-taverna serving you with authentic traditional foods. When you are here, make sure you try a mix of hearty dishes such as the Mostra salad, a mixture of Xino cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, olive slices, caper leaves and fresh tomatoes. Additionally, feel free to throw in some appetizers such as Ladenia and fried tomato balls.
- Dine at Kali Kardia ‘Bohoris’
Also known as the ‘Goodhearted restaurant,’ Kali Kardia will serve you with traditional cuisine all day every day. You can find the restaurant at Chorio’s main street. The main highlights served here are the Ladera – a composition of classic vegetarian Greek dishes that are olive-oil based. Make sure you try the melitzanes (eggplants) that are cooked in a creamy, fresh tomato sauce.
- To Kyma
(Seafront Taverna of ‘To Kyma)
This is a seafront Taverna is located at the port and will offer you great servings while you burry your feet in the sand and the sea breeze caressing your skin. This restaurant has a wide selection of seafood options ranging from delicious octopus cooked in red wine, boiled wild greens, melitzanes, zucchini pie and the Greek salad with xino cheese.
- Experience spectacular views and tastes at Meltemi Restaurant
(Octopus in red wine)
One of the perfect ways to wind down your evening is having dinner at Meltemi Restaurant. They serve various offerings drawn from the local Kimolian cuisine. The restaurant is easily accessible from the post office and will offer you breath-taking sunset views of the Island.
|Klima||Port of Psathi|