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Kimolos

Description

Kimolos, between Sifnos and Milos, is a beloved destination for those who seek calm vacations, outside the main tourist current, in a magical landscape with fascinating historical but also geological monuments. It has an extent of 36 sq. km, a perimeter of 38 km. and presents a unique variety of rocks, where white colour of “chalk” dominates.

Its form is roughly pentatonal and has varied coasts, others with abrupt sharp rocks and others with windless sandy beaches. It is a generaly mountainous island with highest top that of Palaiokastro (397 m). Its ground is barren and its subsoil is volcanic.

Capital is the Horio or Kimolos, a picturesque Cycladic settlement built in the hinterland of the island, around a Venetian Castle of the 17th century. The settlement includes the Palio Horio and the Neo Horio, and is characterized by its beautiful white houses and its traditional windmills.

Port of Kimolos is the settlement of Psathi, in the eastern coasts of the island, at a distance of 1,5 km from Horio. A characteristic of this settlement are the “sirmata” with their colourful doors-caves in the coast where the fishermen tie up their boats.
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