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. Donít forget the walking guide, even if on Kimolos, almost everywhere there are people to ask the way from if  you are lost.

Special advice: If it is summertime,  donít 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 (ďkaikiĒ), as long as you have arranged it in advance. You should confirm on the day that the weather will allow the trip.  You wonít have to walk back the same way and you will be able to see the magnificent coastal  scenery of the two islands.



Select one of the following routes



Horio - Xaplovouni - Ag. Nikolas - Karras - Goupa


Horio - Skiadi - Mavrospilia


Horio - Paleokastro - Agioklima


Horio - Monasteria - Soufi


Horio - Ellinika


Polyaigos: Epano Mirsini to Faros

Download Kimolos and Polyaigos map here