Kimolos

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Kimolos
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Satellite View of Kimolos

Kimolos (Κίμωλος) is a barren island of 36 km2. It lies north-east of Milos, separated by a narrow channel.

This channel used to be an isthmus connecting the two islands. On this isthmus was a Mycenaean town. In antiquity the island was known as Achinousa from achinos - sea urchin.

Its present name comes from kimolia (κιμολία) - chalk because it produces cimolite.

The island has only 720 inhabitants living in three villages: Mesa Kastro, Exo Kastro, (sometimes these two are referred to as Chora or simply as Kimolos) and Psathi, the little harbor. The people are dominated by the ruthless Venturis family who have become very successful owners of ferry boats.

Charts

BA
1037 Nisís Falkonera to Nísos Ios
1444 Nisos Milos to Nisos Paros
2682 Kólpos Patalion to Nísos Nísiros
Imray-Tetra
G32 Eastern Sporades, Dodecanese & the Coast of Turkey
G34 Southern Cyclades
NIMA
54320 Kiklades Nisoi to Kriti
Greek
41 Cavos Maleas to Cavos Kimis
415 Ydra to Sikinos

Weather

See Aegean Sea.

Passages

Islands

Poliegos

Poliegos/wiki/Kimolos#Poliegos
Island icon Poliegos [[Kimolos#Poliegos|Poliegos]] 36°46.008'N, 024°36.661'E

This is a nice secluded anchorage between the island of Poliegos (Πολύαιγος) (east of Kimolos) and the Manolisi or Manolas island. It provides good shelter from the meltemi. Anchor at 2-3 m on sandy bottom.

Just SE of Manolas there is another equally attractive and secluded cove/wiki/Kimolos#equally_attractive_and_secluded_coveAnchorage icon equally attractive and secluded cove [[Kimolos#equally attractive and secluded cove|equally attractive and secluded cove]] 36°45.6′N, 24°36.8′E . Anchor at 2-3 m on sandy bottom.

Communication

  • Coast Guard - VHF channel 12 & Tel. +30 2870 22 100 (Adamas, Milos)
  • Olympia Radio - VHF channel 82

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

While the approaches to Kimolos are straightforward be aware:

Warning: When the meltemi blows there are very strong very strong gusts on south side of Kimolos and in the Kimolos-Poliagos channel.

Berthing

Ports

Chart of Psathi

Psathi

Psathi/wiki/Kimolos#Psathi
Harbour icon Psathi [[Kimolos#Psathi|Psathi]] (Ψάθη) 36°47.1′N, 24°34.8′E

Psáthi is the little harbor of Kimolos. It affords good protection from the meltemi but is open to the S - SE. There are gusts here.

You can either go stern-to the small quay or anchor off in 3 m depth. The holding is good. It is better to anchor off because if the scions of the Venturis family arrive with their fast boats they will chase you away from the quay.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Sikia Bay

Sikia Bay/wiki/Kimolos#Sikia_Bay
Anchorage icon Sikia Bay [[Kimolos#Sikia Bay|Sikia Bay]] 36°47.2′N, 24°31.7′E

This is deserted bay on the south-west of Kimolos. The bay is open to the W - NW and is not protected from the meltemi. With the south wind, it is a good shelter.

Caution: Watch out for the reef connecting Kimolos with the islet of Ayios Andreas.


Semina Creek

Semina Creek/wiki/Kimolos#Semina_Creek
Anchorage icon Semina Creek [[Kimolos#Semina Creek|Semina Creek]] 36°48.2′N, 24°35.5′E
This is a fjord-like bay about 1.25 nM north of Psathi. It provides good shelter from the meltemi.

Anchor at 4-6 m. The villages are about a 45 minute walk.

Amenities

Facilities
Water None
Electricity None
Toilets None
Showers None
Laundry None
Garbage There are bins around the harbor and in some anchorages.
Supplies
Fuel None
Bottled gas
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs None
Internet
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals None

Provisioning

Just the basics in Psathi.

Eating out

Some modest tavernas in Psathi.

Transportation

Ferries to Milos and Piraeus.

Tourism

Take walks and swim.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Greece.

Comments

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