A path north from Hora will lead you to the fishing hamlet of Goupa with perhaps the best fishing in the Aegean. It has a totally unspoiled beach.
Beyond is the beach of Klima. At the north tip of Kimolos is Prassa and the radioactive springs. Prassa is where the cimolite is dug up and processed. Under certain conditions the chalk dust formed covers the whole island with a light coating. Opposite the east coast of Kimolos is the islet of Poliegos where monk seals have been spotted. Poliegos is inhabited only by goats.
There is freelance camping allowed.
There are very few amenities on Kimolos. At last count there were five tavernas, two bakeries and a mini-mart.
Kimolos was known in ancient times as Echinousa for its many sea urchins which were also depicted on its ancient coins. "A-hee-nee" are not to be tread upon, if possible. To their credit, sea urchins are rumored to posses Viagra-like properties. They may be eaten raw after being dislodged with a diving knife from the rocks to which they cling. They don't yield much meat however, being pretty much hollow. Nor do they taste like much of anything either. Aficionados liberally annoint them with lemon juice and claim they are an acquired taste.
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This is a great place to get away from the crowds. Most people make a day-trip of their visit, but there are rooms and beds if you want to linger a while and soak up the peace.
You can bring a moped on the ferry from Milos, but be sure you have enough gas to last the day if you do. More pictures of Kimolos.