Kimolos is a paradise for hikers. All walks start at the picturesque Chorio and run through wonderful rural landscapes with terraces and old huts. Many trails are paved or beside dry-stone walls and there are path sections carved into the bedrock.
All paths are signposted at their start and waymarked along the way with numbered markers. Waymarking and cartography was undertaken by "Anavasi" with the support of the Municipality of Kimolos.
The local group "Kimolistes" look after the paths and have cleared them several times with the help of volunteers of the EPOS Fylis mountaineers club.
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Frequently asked questions
Why should I go walking?
The walks suggested will allow you to visit the whole island and to visit places which cannot be reached by car and, walking at your own pace, you will be able to see the island in close-up.
I 'm not a climber, will I make it?
The routes are suitable for average walkers and the highest you will climb is 350m. You will need solid footwear, as the paths are stony and sometimes rough.
What season is best for walking on Kimolos?
Each season has its charm, but the best time to walk on the island is the spring. The hills are bright green and covered with every colour of flower. In summer, you should set out early, so as to walk before the hottest part of the day, when the best place to be is on the beach.
What should I take with me?
Plenty of water and something to eat. Wear comfortable long trousers and walking boots. AVOID SHOES WHICH DON'T COVER YOUR WHOLE FOOT and of course take a hat and sun tan oil. Don’t forget the walking guide, even if on Kimolos, almost everywhere there are people to ask the way from if you are lost.
If it is summertime, don’t forget to take your swimsuit because all the routes lead to fine beaches. At the end of each walk, except for the first, you can return by water taxi or fishing boat (“kaiki”), as long as you have arranged it in advance. You should confirm on the day that the weather will allow the trip. You won’t have to walk back the same way and you will be able to see the magnificent coastal scenery of the two islands.