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Kimolos 2010

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Kimolos 2010

Just back from Kimolos, had a wonderful time, although did find accomodation a little tricky to find as most places not yet fully open for business.All worked out really well in the end and I stayed at the fabulous Faros which is in a perfect location on the edge of the village(Choria) and near to a bus stop, easy walking distance to Psathi(port) And I walked to the beaches and caught the bus back up to the Choria. Kimolos is the most unspoilt Greek island I have been to and it was so peaceful,and the people so friendly, I will definately be returning.

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1. Re: Kimolos 2010

Writting this post as my husband and I spend our last day in Kimolos :( and taking the ship to Athens tomorrow. we have been small island lovers for many years and Kimolos has always been one of our tragets. and it has lived up to all expactations.

Kimolos is for people who love the peace and quite, the prisitne beaches of the Aegean and the warm hearted islanders.Horio is the main village,build up a hill top-as almost all main villages in the Aegean,for fear of the pirates who roamed the seas gathering loot and slaves some 500 years ago.Horio is much bigger than it looks with a ruined Castle in the middle and a lot of interesting churches. The oldest one dating from the 15th cent. is Christos and its a beauty.

Not many ppl are brave enough to walk Horio's narrow streets during the daytime,but everyone is out in the small squares and the small cafes in the evening. A stroll there is quite romantic.Four taverns in Horio to have dinner,all of them offer Greek homecooking based mainly on meat from local herds.

Psatha is the small harbor about a kilometer from Horio. There you can find two very good fish restaurants with the tables right at the surf front.We used to have fish in Echinoussa (one of the names of Kimolos in ancient times) but we have been told the other one "Kyma" is also very nice. Dont attempt to eat there from 14.00 to 16.30 when the day tripers from Milos arrive en masse and all tables are full.

in the south of the island are 3 long sandy beaches one after the other Alyki (with a lot of free campers) Bonatsa with a line of shady trees called armyrikia,a nice place if you dont want to carry obrellas etc with you and the smallest of the three, Kalamitsi .In Kalamitsi the owner of the small taverna is also a fisherman. Which means the fish go from his net straight to the barbeque.Go early, reserve the fish you like, go have a swim and return to gorge :)

These beaches are perfect when the wind comes from the north...

On the eastern part a small beach with sand and armirykia is Klima. Agios Minas is only for fishing boats to moor, the waters are murky with sea weeds. Livadaki is very very small,lovely but with sea weeds,The most spectacular half organized half free beach is Prassa at the NE part of Kimolos. The beach is blindigly white sand,the rocks around it are white chalk (Kimolos comes from Kimolia=Chalk) and the waters are crystal clear. Small coves with white rocks sloping into the sea are around but have no shade. There are armyrikia trees but not so many, you can sit in the beach under your own ombrela or rent one with two deck chairs for 5 euros.

In July and August the beach is full, with some yachts and sailing boats moored near by but the place is still the best the island has to offer in the seer beauty of its waters. I mean you really dont want to get out of the water ever.

We stayed at Prassa, in "Kimolia gi", 4 well appointed spacious studios with ac big veranta,small kitchen,tv, refrigarator,a perfect bath and about 200 m from the sea and 700 meters from the beach. Mrs Odigitria has been bringing her famous breakfast basket every morning. Milk and rice pudding from the nice goats grazing in the field next to the property,eggs from her hens,cakes,cheese pies, fresh (real) orange juice, local honey,bread,butter. In the small kitchenette are all the stuff you need to make filter or Greek coffee.

Very important:Kimolia Gi has the best WiFi connection i ve ever found in Cyclades !!!

In Prassa the local taverna "Prasonisi" is open only in July and August and Mrs Argyro cooks delicious Greek dishes, all made from local ingredients (her husband is one of the three butchers of the island, which says a lot about the quality of the meat she serves)

All in all Kimolos is a must if you are:

1.In love.You will feel like its a special paradise made just for you two (especially in June and September)

2.With a company of good friends (so you can stroll in Horio have a lot of fun and make bbq parties in the beach)

3.If you are looking for a peacefull place to live the Aegean as it ever was,read,write,relax,walk or just lazy in the veranta at night hearing nothing but the owls and the surf.

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2. Re: Kimolos 2010

We also fell in love with Kimolos.

We've never experienced such a warm welcome. Aspasia from Sofia's rooms waited for us with Greek coffee and home made biscuits. The apartment was huge, had a large veranda and two separate A/C. We didn't expect this level of comfort at such a remote and pristine island.

We loved Chorio. Several times we got lost in the narrow streets of the town and found the main square after two days of wandering around. Finding tavernas was another challenge. Niko's balcony was one of the best (and most hidden) tavernas we have even been to. We also loved the taverna in the main square with very friendly waiters. There was a very pleasant atmosphere at Stavento bar (with free wi-fi) in front of the cathedral.

After four days we had a feeling that we already met all the tourists on the island. This turned out to be true on the day when we took an organized boat tour to the neighbouring Polyaegos island. Polyaegos is magnificent. The boat stopped at least 10 times at some fascinating bays with even more impressive colours of the sea. We hoped to see the seals but we probably chose a wrong part of the year.

We hiked to several beaches. It took a little more than an hour to get from Chorio to Mavrospilia. We saw some of the most unusual stone formations there. We spent the afternoon at Ellinika beach and then had a dinner at Alyki on our way back to Chorio. If you don't feel like walking, you can use the island's surprisingly good bus system.

I must also say that most tourist guides exaggerate with warnings about the snakes (vipers) on the island. In 6 days at Milos and 4 days at Kimolos we never saw/hear/notice a single snake and we hiked a lot.

We also visited Enias beach where several tamarisk at the back of the beach provided some natural shade (about 1/2 hour walk from Chorio).

We also loved swimming near the impressive boat-garages near Ghoupa (15 minutes from Chorio).

While hiking to Prassa we were a little disappointed to find non-operative curative baths nearby.

We are looking forward to return to Kimolos soon.

Edited: 07 August 2010, 23:33
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3. Re: Kimolos 2010

What lovely reports on Kimolos, sounds like an island definitely worth a visit :-)

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