The area of Kimolos island is 36 km2 and the length of the coasts is 38 km with a lot of bays, sandy and rocky beaches and numerous sea caves. Its shape is an almost regular pentagon and the terrain is hilly with highest summit Paliokastro (365 m).
Kimolos has approximately 600 permanent residents, most of which live at Chorio where there is no great central square but several smaller ones like: Theoskepasti, Giorgila (with a well), Kambos (where the Children’s Playground is), while, the largest one, of the School, has beautiful view and is ideal for someone to watch the full moon of August rising.
Smaller settlements that are inhabited mainly in the summer, while in the winter few of them have residents: Psathi (port), Goupa, Kara, Prassa, Aliki, Bonatsa and Dekas. Opposite the church of Odigitria there is the new Archaeological Museum and in the Castle the Folklore Museum.
To learn more about the island you can visit the Archaeological, Folklore and Maritime museums.
With the sea taxi you can tour the island and enjoy the beautiful beaches of the north side of the island. You can also visit the islands of Polyaigos, Milos or the neighboring island of Sifnos. If you enjoy trekking there are a couple of walking routes that take you to every corner of the island.