Kimolos is a beautiful little island of the Cyclades, located next to Milos. Although it sits next to one of the most popular Greek islands, Milos manages to keep its unspoiled charm. This island is a world unto itself! Famous for its amazing beaches, crystal clear waters and picturesque architecture, Kimolos Greece is shaping up to be one of the hottest alternative destinations in Greece.
The center of activities in Kimolos is Chorio, the only village and capital of the island. Chorio is a quaint settlement that stretches around the island’s port. In Chorio, you’ll find the many Kimolos hotels, restaurants, shops, and tourist facilities. It’s hands down the best place to stay in Kimolos!
As for Kimolos beaches, there is a beautiful beach close to the port, but you can find many enticing beaches around the island that can be reached either on foot or by boat. One thing is for sure: there's luscious swimming to be had on Kimolos beaches!
Thanks to its close distance to Milos, Kimolos is a great base for island hopping. There are daily ferries from Kimolos to Milos and vice versa. Kimolos Greece is one of the most picturesque islands of the Cyclades island chain! Its peaceful atmosphere and natural landscape make it a great destination for relaxing holidays away from the hustle and bustle of tourism.
Kimolos beaches are arguably the gems of the island! Prassa, Aliki, Agios Georgios, and Kalamitsi are the best beaches on the island. Aliki and Kalamitsi lie on the southern side of the island, while Agios Georgios lies on the northern side. For a plunge near Chora, the beaches that stretch around the island’s port, such as Psathi, are perfect options!
Chorio, the only village and capital of the island, is the center of activities. There, you’ll find many Kimolos hotels, restaurants, traditional taverns, studios and all kinds of facilities for a convenient stay.
Kleftiko is an impressive spot of rock formations that can be reached only by sea. In fact, many excursion boats make the tour of the island and pass by Kleftiko.
At first sight, the place will look familiar as it is pictures in most travel guides about the island. Impressive rocks spring up from the sea, forming natural caves and rare geological phenomena. Kleftiko is also known as The Sea Meteora.
The legend says that one of the caves in Kleftiko was a pirate hideaway and that they had hidden in there their treasury, but it was never found. The water in Kleftiko is crystal and many people jump from the tour boats to swim. Close to Kleftiko, there is another impressive place of such geological formation, Gerontas.
It's like a dream and unforgettable experience.
If you don't visit Kleftiko, no use of going to Milos at all.
Don't forget to take snorkelling mask! You'll feel literally like in a dream, looking at the underwater world, stones and unbelievable and magical fluorescent colour.
Everything feels dreamy, slow, calm, like in paradise.
- a boat tour at least to Kleftiko and
- snorkelling equipment is a must.
Located on the western side of the Cyclades island group, Sifnos is considered as the yummiest of the Greek islands, thanks to its flourishing culinary scene.
Other than that, Sifnos Greece has the typical Cycladic ambiance, including whitewashed houses and chapels, innumerable dovecotes, a breathtaking natural landscape and, of course, amazing beaches!
The moment you’ll get off the ferry from Athens to Sifnos, you’ll feel like entering a whole new world! The island’s atmosphere is deeply calming, while the air is scented with almond and orange aromas that will seduce you. The tiny whitewashed villages, the cobblestone, embellished with colorful flowers, alleys, the luxurious Sifnos hotels, and the mesmerizing sandy Sifnos beaches ooze charm in abundance!
Sifnos belongs to the Cyclades islands group and sits in the heart of the Aegean sea, close to Milos and Serifos islands.
Boasting the typical Cycladic architecture, Sifnos is dotted with cubic whitewashed houses, over 300 (!) beautiful churches, dovecotes, and little earthenware shops. The island oozes a fairytale charm that it makes it feel like it’s a world away from the mainland!
What Sifnos is most famous for, is its gastronomy! Home to the famous Greek chef Nikolaos Tselementes, Sifnos has undoubtedly amazing food! You can taste the yummy local recipes, such as capper salad, chickpea soup, and mastelo at the excellent Sifnos restaurants and taverns.
One of the best things to do in Sifnos, especially if you want to experience the essence of the island, is to visit the quaint Sifnos villages. Kastro, Artemonas and Apollonia, the capital of the island are total musts! Get lost in the narrow alleys of Kastro, eat the best local pastries in Artemonas and have a taste of the cosmopolitan side of the island in Apollonia… Every village is unique!
Klima is one of the striking fishing villages on the Greek island of Milos, with its little white houses built along the water. In the middle of the 19th century these houses were owned by fishermen who used them as second homes and as boathouses. The fishermen usually lived in Plaka and left their boats here along the water. On the lower floor was storage for the boat, while on the top floor was living space and a place for the fisherman to sleep. During the 20th century, however, function of the fishermen's cottages changed and became the second homes for the families of the fishermen. Today, these houses are rented to vacationers.
Klima is accessible through Plaka and Trypiti. Unfortunately parking can be difficult to find. You may have to park your car along the road, a hundred meters from the village, and walk by foot to the village. There are no beach bars or taverns. The only public place is the Hotel Panorama, which is slightly higher and a small distance away.
Between Klima and Plaka you can see catacombs, which are early Christian tombs, in the tunnels of a mountain. In total, it’s about 200 meters (650 ft) long, where 2,000 Christians from the 2nd to the 6th century are buried. Two hundred meters (650 ft) beyond the catacombs is the ancient theater of Plaka. It was built in the first century BC. Here, too, you will find some columns and other excavations of the ancient city of Milos. This is the place where the famous statue of Aphrodite of Milos (Venus of Milo) was found in 1820. The Venus of Milo is now displayed in the Louvre in Paris.