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Lying just off the northeast coast of Milos, Kimolos remains a backwater and is the only one of Milos' three satellite islands to be inhabited (pop c 800). Some larger ferries do come in but is more commonly reached via the local boat that runs from Apollonia. Although tourism is starting to grow, the combination of still restricted bed numbers and lack of big ferries means that Kimolos avoids the crowds that now flock to the better known islands.

The island has only two settlements to speak of - the small port of Psathi and the main village of Chorio above. Psathi has a shingle beach and a couple of tavernas plus cafes. Chorio has more choice and is only a 15 minute walk up the hill (also served by the island taxi and, in season, minibus). Chorio is a classic whitewashed Greek 'capital' and has a lovely Venetian kastro, two small museums, a handsome 16th century church, fine views and the usual labyrinth of small lanes in which to get lost.

Washed by the clearest of seas, Kimolos has over a dozen named beaches, the best being Prassa, with fine white sand shelving into aquamarine water, and Bonatsa. Both can be walked to (c 5 kms and 3 kms from Chorio respectively) and have a summer taverna. Alternatively the minibus runs in season and cars can be hired. Kimolos has a surprisingly good network of walking paths (see www.kimolos.gr); boat trips run to nearby Polyaigos island, inhabited only by goats; and it is easy to pop over to Milos for the day.

Really an island for those wanting a complete escape and who appreciate the timeless nature of small traditional Greek islands. Please note these ferry tickets have to be paid on board (€2.10 in 2017).

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Served via Milos (30 mins from Apollonia by ferry)

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