Kimolos is all about the unspoiled beauty. The island oozes authenticity and unrefined coolness. A volcanic island as well, Kimolos owes its name to chalk and hosts some rare minerals and types of clay.
Architecture is also major in Kimolos as locals preserve the landscape as much as possible. You will certainly notice the colorful doors acting as gateways to the insides of the rocks. These are called Syrmata. The fishermen would carve the rocks and drag their boats inside to protect them from the strong Aegean winds, called meltemia. The capital namely Chorio, is divided into Mesa Kastro and Exo Kastro, where one can spot the Castle of Kimolos. Apart from the Cycladic architecture you will also notice the medieval influence especially at Exo Kastro where the houses are built using the island’s distinctive stone. Prassa, Rema, Monastiria and Bonatsa are some of the island’s gorgeous beaches. Polyaigos islet is close by and needless to say, it has some of the most dazzling waters in the whole country. To Kyma at Psathi is perfect for grabbing a good Greek bite while your feet are still on the soft sand, as it is literally built on the beach. Don’t forget to order ladenia, a local pie with olive oil, onions and tomato baked to perfection.