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Kimolos Practical info


Useful Numbers
•    Radio Taxi: +30 6945 464 093
•    Tourist Police: +30 22870 51205
•    Port Authority: +30 22870 22100
•    Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30-210-9699101-3
•    Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174

INTERNATIONAL PRESS                                           
International Press cannot be found on the island but you can always buy what you need from Piraeus or Milos Island.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS
•    Police: 100
•    Fire Department: 199
•    Ambulance: 166

HEALTH
Infirmary at Horio:+30 22870 51222

PHARMACY
Pharmacy at Horio: +30 22870 51222


Local Services
BANKS & ATMS
There are two ATM machines in the two major towns of Kimolos, one in the capital of Chora and one in the port town of Psathi.

•    ATM of the National Bank of Greece at the port of Psathi
•    ATM of the Agricultural Bank of Greece at Horio

MONEY EXCHANGE
Banks exchange all major currencies in cash, travelers’ checks or Eurocheks; the commission is lower for cash. Post offices exchange cash but not travelers’ checks and usually charge lower commissions than banks. Travel agencies change cash and travelers checks but usually charge higher commission by banks. ATM machines can be found in most tourist areas.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in the capital of Horio were there is also a branch of the Hellenic Post Bank. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes in the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

Post Office in Horio Tel.: +30 22870 51304

POLICE STATION
In the capital of Horio.
Tel.: +30 22870 51205

MUNICIPALITY OF KIMOLOS
In the picturesque capital of Horio.          
Tel.: +30 22870 51218                 
Fax.: +30 22870 51768
E-mail: kimolos@hol.gr                                                                                                  
Website: www.kimolos.gr

Local Transportation
Due to the limited transportation sources in Kimolos, where you cannot find car rentals or mopeds, you'll have to settle with walking. The distances are not very long though and if you're lucky you might be able to hitchhike. You may, also, rent a car or motorbike from nearby Milos Island. In the harbor there is usually a taxi boat, and sometimes you can get a fisherman to take you where you want to go for a small fee.

All vehicles are permitted in the island of Kimolos but during the summer months the lack of parking spaces can cause great difficulties especially in the most populated areas of Horio and Psathi. There is one fuel station, a bus that follows scheduled routes and a taxi.

LOCAL BUSES
Tel.: +30 6946 249 524
There is a bus in Kimolos that follows a scheduled route between Kimolos and the picturesque village of Psathi.

TAXI SERVICE
There is only one taxi in the island so if you wish for a ride you need to make an appointment. It is preferable to prearrange the cost of your journey.
Tel.: +30 6945 464 093

WATER TAXI
A sea taxi is available to take visitors to the magical and unspoiled beaches in the northern part of the island. Make sure to prearrange the cost of your journey with water taxis as well.
Tel.: + 30 22870 51150, 6972272111.

BOAT
You can charter a boat from the port of Psathi to reach all the beautifully secluded beaches of Kimolos.

FERRY-BOAT
Those wishing to visit the exceptional island of Milos can use the ferry-boat Panagia Faneromeni
Tel.: +30 6948308758
You could also hire Captain Kostas boat to reach the village of Apollonia
Tel.: +30 22870 51 061

RENT A CAR OR MOTORBIKE
Those who wish to explore the beautiful and pristine island of Kimolos at their own pace can rent a car or a motorbike through a travel agent in Kimolos or directly from the neighboring island of Milos.

Getting There

BY AIR (via MILOS)
The beautiful island of Kimolos does not have its own airport. However, that does not exclude air travel. The closest airport to the island of Kimolos is the national airport of Milos which you can reach by plane from Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos and then with a small ship or an open boat which you will take from Apollonia port in Milos you can reach the port of Psathi in Kimolos.

The duration of the flight is approximately 30 minutes and the boat ride from Milos to Psathi, Kimolos, is approximately 20 min.

Milos National Airport Tel.: +30 22870 22090

Athens International Airport Elefterios Venizelos www.aia.gr

Olympic Air: For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Olympic Air website www.olympicair.com Tel.:801 801 0101/+30 210 3550500      
Office at Milos National Airport Tel.: +30 22870 22381       
     
                                                                                         
BY BOAT
Kimolos Island features one port, the port of Psathi.
The main port to take you to Kimolos from Athens is Piraeus from where you can travel with a conventional ferry boat, by High-speed.

To reach the island of Kimolos by sea there are two types of ferries, the high speed ferry which takes approximately 3 ½ -4 ½ hours and the regular ferry which is much slower and takes approximately 5-7 hours.

You can also travel to Kimolos by ferry from Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and other Cycladic islands.

In Kimolos you will arrive to Psathi, the island’s main port, which is only 1 km away from Horio, the capital of Kimolos.

Ventouris Sealines (regular ferry).  For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Ventouris Sealines website www.ventourissealines.gr

Aegean Speed Lines Kimolos (fast ferry). For accurate timetables and tickets costs visit the Aegean Speed Lines website www.aegeanspeedlines.gr


General Info
CLIMATE
The climate of Kimolos is the typical Mediterranean climate, dry and mild with sunshine most of the year. During the summer months between the end of July and the middle of August the island and its sandy beach are affected by the north winds Meltemia.

TELEPHONE

The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad. All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).
The Area Code for Kimolos is: +30 22870 xxxxx. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialing the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins:
1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver color)
10, 20 and 50 cents (gold color) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper color)
1 euro = 100 cents/centimes
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.


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