Find your own beach and enjoy the crystal waters of Kimolos

A list of the beaches of Kimolos. Information about the access to the beach, the ideal wind for swimming as well as for distances from Chorio.

Beaches Distance from Chorio Access Facilities Ideal Wind
Soufi 5 Km Vehicle 4Χ4 / Path 4   All
Monastiria 5 Km Vehicle 4Χ4/ Path 4   (S/SW/SE/W)
Prassa (E) 6 Km Bus Beach Bar-Ταβέρνα (N/NW/SW)
Klima (E) 2.6 Km Bus   (W/NW/SW)
Zaharias (R) 2.4 Km Bus   (N/NW/W)
Ag. Nikolas (E) 2.2 Km Bus / Path 10   (N/NW/W/SW)
Kara (SE) 1.8 Km Bus   (N)
Remma (SE)   Bus   (N)
Psathi (SE) 800 m. Bus Ταβέρνες/Καφέ/Ζαχαροπλαστείο (N)
Stentas (SE)   Bus   (NW/W)
Ennias (S) 1.200 m. Bus   (N)
Pirgos (S)   Bus   (N)
Aliki (S) 2.100 m. Bus Ταβέρνα-Καφέ (N)
Bonatsa (S) 3.300 m. Bus Ταβέρνα-Beach Bar (N)
Kalamitsi (S) 4.300 m. Bus Ταβέρνα (N/NE/NW/W)
Ammwni (SW)   Bus   (NE)
Dekas (W)   Ι.Χ-Motorcycle   (NE/E/SE/S)
Mavrospilia (W) (2) 6.500 m. Ι.Χ-Motorcycle /Path 2   (SE/E/SE/S)
Athinias (W)   Boat / Path   (E/SE/S)
Makropounta (NW)   Path 6   (N/E/SE/NE/S)
Vroulidi (NW)   Path 6A   (E/SE/S)
Therma (NW)   Path 6A   (E/SE/S)
Kastro (N) 8.5 Km Path 3   (S/E/SE)
Agioklima (N) 7 Km Path 5   (S/E/SE/NE)
Gampas (N)   Boat / Path 5   (S/E/SE/SW)

Sea excursions
Group:  +306972272111 Vangelis Vamvakaris
Prive: Eleutherios Ventouris

Bus: +306973700033 Manolis Moustakas


By car and a course from the Chorio to the East and North you will meet:


The road to the port of the island is downhill and easy. Beautiful images, beautiful houses, endless blue as the Cretan Sea opens on the horizon. You see Milos, Polyaigos, successively, and if the weather allows it, Folegandros. A trip to the Cyclades with eyes and imagination. The fact that Psathi is the port of the island does not deprive it of anything in picturesqueness. It has a nice beach and shops open every season of the year for a little or more rest. Apart from being necessary, the break is also a pleasure.

In fact, whoever climbs the ladder carved on the volcanic rock to reach the chapel of St. Barbara is not going to lose.

We continue our route gazing at Xaplovouni, the mountain peak that surrounds the village of the island, with the windmills of another era that are the diamond of the crown of our island.

Photo: Nikos Psillis


Photo: Giannis Hatzopoulos

The descent to the fishing port of Goupa shortly after our departure from Psathi is considered a must visit.




Goupa is not nice or ugly it is just unique. It is one of the pictures you take with you when you leave. Wonderful small beach with a background of “Sirmata”. The carved rocks in which the fishing boats are kept.


There you will also see the “elephant”. A natural construction in the form of a rock that leaves you with your mouth open as you face up to its proboscis and a small house that makes the image look like a painting.



Rema – Plakoto (Elephant)



Continuing from Goupa to Rema, you step on the wooden bridge to cross from the real world to the dream one. Soft white volcanic rocks, sea formations on a white and blue background and in front of you the Rematonisa.


Rocky islets that you can reach by swimming, favorite not only for the wonderful background they form but also because they are suitable for spectacular dives.




Extension of the Goupa and Rema with which it is essentially a single whole. And here volcanic rocks and wonderful natural pools that you do not find similar even in the most luxurious hotels.


It is no coincidence that in recent years this area with its unique characteristics becomes every summer the hangout of the very young, forming a generation of fanatic supporters.


Return. The images you have received are so intense that you do not want to leave.




When human activity coexists in such harmony with the natural landscape the result looks like a painting.

Photo: Nikos Psillis


A beautiful, flat beach with sand and small pebbles and tamarisk trees on the shore for shade awaits swimmers to feel the joy of the sea overlooking the opposite Polyaigos.


Old harbor and anchorage for fishing boats sheltered forever. The remnants of natural alabaster that once used to build the houses of Kimolos make the environment unpredictable and special.


A beautiful small and invisible small beach hidden behind the reeds is connected to the… outside world… by a small path. Unexpected beauty that suddenly appears in front of the eyes of the traveler.


Beautiful pebble beach that is not shaded at all for the ore loading ladder located on its edge. And here is an unexpected and unique image that surprises every passerby.


Organized beach popular and famous now even to vip visitors who visit it with luxury yachts and boats. The off-white volcanic sand of the beach gives an incredibly blue color to the water that leaves you speechless.

If you reach Prasa for swimming, it is worth swimming to Prasonisi, which protects the bay like a natural fence from winds from every direction. The experience will be unforgettable.



Nice flat beach with light colored sand. Near the big beach there is a smaller “hidden” with dreamy colors that can only be reached from the sea. You can reach the beach either by 4×4 car or by leaving your conventional vehicle one kilometer higher and continuing on foot. By sea everything is simple as there is a small pier to approach the transport boat. It is caught by the north winds, however you can walk to the next beach Soufi (15 minutes walk, windless).


From the Monasteries with a ten minute walk following the small natural path you reach Sufi. “Hidden” windless bay with a wonderful sandy beach and tammarisk trees brings to mind the poem by Nobel Prize-winning poet George Seferis, set to music by Mikis Theodorakis, “Sto perigiali to krifo” (hidden in the periphery). A real natural painting that once you go you will never forget.


From the Chorio and in the direction of South and West:



A small and fairytale beach reminiscent of the poem of our Nobel Prize-winning poet George Seferis… “Sto perigiali to krifo” (hidden in the periphery). Going down the dirt road we see the visible traces of the old mining. At the end of the path the result rewards us.

Returning to the main road we can admire the house of one of the greatest architects of our time. Former professor of architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and minister George Fatouros.



As big as Bonatsa. A beach with a lot of fanatical supporters who do not change it with anything. The tamarisk trees “forest”, almost on the sea hosts every summer hundreds of free campers who come and go every year.



Just behind the small “forest” we find the protected ecosystem of the lake which is dry in summer and full of water in winter and flamingos that have been approaching it in recent years. The salt crystals that remain on the surface in the summer after the water evaporates are probably the ones that gave their name to the area.



We are talking about a star not of Kimolos but of the Cyclades. The sandy flat beach can only be compared to that of Schinias in Marathon, Attica. Large, sandy, shallow, extremely child-friendly, it is especially loved by the locals and visitors.



They call it that because its morphology is such that all summer long with the “meltemia” (etesian wind) but also with any weather you will never see it wavy. During the summer season you will find all the basic amenities that make staying there comfortable.

Continuing to walk on the coastal road, the image changes only the shape of the beach. The beach of Aliki is paved depending on the place with small and large pebbles.


Photo: Nikos Psillis

One end of one of the most interesting and beautiful beaches of the Cyclades. Kalamitsi, Bonatsa, Aliki, with a very large coastal area and coastline formations for every taste. The beautiful beach with the tavern on the edge and the tamarisks steals the impressions. Cameras are sure to be called upon to capture the moments.



Arriving at the beach we meet a really pleasant surprise. An artistic creation carved on the soft volcanic rock entitled ENALIOS ETHRA (sea breeze) that forms a wonderful landmark for the whole island. An exotic landscape that is definitely worth a visit.



We do not return to the asphalt road. We prefer to continue along the coast walking by the sea overlooking the neighboring Milos. The road is smooth and without slopes does not tire and our next stop Kalamitsi is not far.


Photo: Nikos Psillis
Photo: Nikos Psillis


The closest point to the neighboring Milos in the south of the island. Just half a mile separates the two islands. A legend says that Kimolos means moving Milos. Nominal origin different from the one that says that the island took its name from the mythical Kimolos, the first inhabitant of the island. The theory that Kimolos was cut off from the neighboring island after a frightening geophysical activity years ago is obvious here as well.

In Fikiada, apart from the wonderful view to the neighboring Pollonia of Milos, we see the ore loading ladder and we can reach the beautiful small beach of the area.

Continuing the way back to the village, we leave once again the asphalt to visit the location Ammoni. After passing (to reach the beach) from the chapel of Agios Georgios we are in the southwestern part of the island.


Photo: Nikos Psillis

Beautiful flat and sandy beach overlooking the island of Agios Andreas. It is a natural continuation of the Ellinika beach. The gaze embraces the blue of the Myrtos Sea looking in the depths of the imaginary horizon for the castle city of Monemvasia. It is surrounded by orchards and in recent years has gained the preference of many visitors. With Mavrospilia and Ellinika, it creates an idyllic complex of wonderful beaches that offer tranquility and relaxation away from noisy human activities.



Continuous beach with Mavrospilia. It has become the favorite beach of the nudists, pebbled on the sandy beach in the water in recent years. The background is framed by Asprogremna (beautiful formations of white rocks) and the island of Agios Andreas that can be reached following a shallow strip from the coast to the island.

There was in some period of distant antiquity the Acropolis of the island. Due to intense tectonic and geophysical activity, the city sank and its traces can be easily seen on the seabed. In the same location you can see traces of the old necropolis. It is said by some experts (Lenorman) that even palm trees had blossomed there 2,800 years ago.

Taking the way back to the village we cross an uphill dirt section of the road about one kilometer before we reach an uninhabited small monastery of Taxiarches. Then the road becomes smooth until we get back on the asphalt.

Reaching the main road and before leaving the area making a small turn to the right we reach Fykiada.


Another one of the hot spots of Kimolos. Not only because of the beautiful sandy beach but also for the unique sunset you can experience. The sun disappears like a coin in a piggy bank (painting the atmosphere with wonderful shades) at the bottom of the Myrtos Sea where one can conceivably distinguish the coasts of Monemvasia and the Peloponnese. Vulnerable to the north winds and dreamy when wind is absent.



The terrestrial field is defined by a soft valley without large soil slopes described with the general title Kato Meria, is one of the most cultivable on the island and includes the continuous areas Dekas and Ellinika.





It can even be symbolically characterized as the caldera of Kimolos. The large vertical height that separates the top of the cliff from the sea and the obvious volcanic stratifications refer iconoclastically to the calderas of Santorini. The narrow sea channel that distinguishes the island you encounter when you get there from the rest of the impressive geophysical form enhances the volcanic morphology of the landscape. The beach suitable for swimming is decorated with dark pebbles. One of the places you must visit if you are in Kimolos. It is accessible only from the sea.



You can reach up to a point by car but also by a short hike without much difficulty starting from Prassa. What will you see getting there? Something truly unique. The cave in the adjacent Vromolimnos flooded with yellow sea water due to the presence of sulfur. Let us not forget that Kimolos is first… a volcano… and then an island.



It is one of the eight most impressive sea urchins in Greece. This is enough to create a strong motivation to visit. An impressive complex of sea caves and waterways that as you walk through them you remain speechless with everything you see. Wonderful formations and turquoise waters make you never forget what you see. It is accessible only from the sea.


Cave with internal configuration and a part of it is located below the surface of the sea water. It is worth visiting. It is accessible only from the sea and you can enter only by swimming.

Photo: Nikos Psillis


A small beach with a wonderful natural landscape to surround it, which was “discovered” by hiking in the fraudulent areas of Kimolos. An ornament worth knowing and swimming in its crystal clear blue waters.


Beautiful small sandy beach ending one of the most famous hiking destinations of Kimolos with a relative high degree of difficulty. Of course it is approached much easier from the sea. You deserve to get there because in the adjacent Fidaki beach where you can go swimming (very easily) you will meet something really unique !!!


On a dry island what you do not expect to see is a spring on the edge of the small beach that gushes seawater at all times of the day and night. And this is not the most impressive. What makes the spring unique is the temperature of the gushing water and it is higher than 50 degrees Celsius. Just tap your finger to grasp it. Let us not forget that we are on the surface of the largest geothermal field in Europe.




Virgin beach that can be reached by footpath. Its name predisposes you to what you will encounter. Hot water gushing through the sea. There are some who say that there are places that if you leave there the fish you caught, these will boil without the need for cooking utensils !!!


Another little diamond of Kimolos with a beautiful little pristine beach. It entered the “life” of the island thanks to the development of hiking in recent years. It is also accessible by footpath.


Wonderful small beach that looks like a fjord. Amazing natural environment that the photographic lens falls in love with. If you love hiking and do not have a boat, it is definitely worth going.


… Fortunately… one of the beaches that can only be reached on foot. This way it can (and does) keep her wonderful virgin beauty undisturbed.



Beautiful well-formed idyllic beach surrounded by tamarisk trees. Another beautiful seascape located in the sought after zone of the unknown and the virgin as it is approached only from the sea.

Photo: Nikos Psillis



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        texts: Dimitris Ventouris (Kontiloforos)