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Sleepy tiny islet off Milos with simple joys of sun, sea and beachesEnquire Now
Since our instigation in 1963, we have lost count the number of times we have been the first British tour operator to offer holidays to a particular destination in Greece. Whilst many have gone on to sell their soul to the mass market, there is very little chance of this ever happening on Kimolos. Firstly, the only really practical way you can get there is by using neighbouring Pollonia on Milos as a stepping stone and even then, the ferry has space for only about 70 people, docking at the only port, Psathi. Quite simply, a sandy beach, three tavernas and a cafe are all there is to Psathi, the perfect place to chill out. It takes about 20 minutes to walk, or one can travel on the local mini-bus, up to the relatively large hilltop town of Chora. Here, local shops including an excellent bakery (ask for 'pitta ladenia' which is pie stuffed with sun-dried tomato, onion, dill and capers) can provide for all self-catering needs or one can eat in one of the local hostelries before visiting the beautiful cathedral of Theotokos Odigitria. Here, a 15th century icon salvaged from a shipwreck as well as many 17th century icons can be viewed in ornate surroundings. The medieval Venetian fort of which the 'Kastro' or inner fort still contains dwellings that bear coats of arms and carved lintels is not far from the cathedral as is the Folk History Museum.
The hamlet of Alyki takes about 40 minutes to walk from Chora and there are a number of deserted beaches dotted around the island which vary in quality from coarse sand to pebbles. Alyki is the closest but a little further west and the better beaches of Bonatsa and Kalamitsi are well worth the foot slog. Hikers will attempt to reach Palaiokastro which, at 370 meters, is the highest point of island!.
Twin centre and Island Hopping:
Kimolos can be combined with Athens, Folegandros, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos & Milos.
Free Island Map
We will include with your tickets a free, comprehensive map of the island(s) you are visiting, subject to availability