Built at the foot of Xaplovouni Hill, the island’s charming capital incorporates the remains of a medieval fortress settlement (14th-15th century) and stands out for its Aegean architecture. Walk the picturesque alleyways with arches, covered passages, and whitewashed homes with fragrant flower-filled balconies. This is the recreational heart of Kimolos, with its many cafes, restaurants and bars.
The Archaeological Museum
The exhibits in the main museum on Kimolos date from prehistoric times to late antiquity. They include an impressive ancient grave displayed just as it was found during excavations.
One of the most remarkable sights in the Aegean, these huge grey-white volcanic rocks dominate the island’s north coast. It is worth coming by boat to admire them from the sea.
The Church of the Pantocrator
This lovely church on the top of Xaplovouni Hill has excellent icons by painters in the Cretan School. Stand in the courtyard to enjoy the view of the Aegean.
This rare geological monument, a striking stone formation sculpted by the wind into a mushroom shape, is a famous local landmark on Sklavos Hill. It has views of Kimolos’ western coastline and neighbouring Milos, and is reached via a magnificent hiking trail.
This heavenly little islet just off Kimolos is an exotic paradise of breathtaking natural beauty. Its rocky coastline conceals beaches with extraordinary volcanic rocks, sea caves, and turquoise waters. The excursion boats that stop at Mersini and Blue Waters offer great opportunities for snorkelling and diving.
This fantastic spot is situated next to the picturesque fishing village of Goupa. The beach, with its incredible blue-green waters, is set against a huge white cliff and a row of sirmata, traditional boathouses painted in bright colours. The area is dominated by a rock that has, over time, been eroded by the wind and the salt air into a shape resembling an elephant.