The Cyclades islands constitute a miracle of architecture and nature, attracting crowds of visitors every year.  However, you can still find the original Cyclades in some of the small islands that have remained authentic – calm, without mass tourism or too many cars. One such island is Kimolos, in the Western Cyclades.

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In the "Horio", the main town of the island – just one kilometre away from the port and three kilometres away from the clean sandy beaches – the white Cycladic-style houses form with their walls the Castle of Kimolos, built in the 16th century. One of these houses, renewed with respect for tradition in 2008, forms an independent self-catering accommodation for up to six people.

The two bedrooms are independent and can be used by two families with one child each. The well-equipped kitchen, the provision of mountain bikes, a rugged three-wheel pushchair and more, in combination with the peaceful, safe environment make this house ideal for family holidays.

You can forget the car, the neon lights and the stress of everyday life. Here, the old women are knitting outside their houses in the evening, and you, while walking towards the old cafe for an ouzo, will find you really have to say "Hello" to them.

sailing yacht, the house in the castle, kimolos, cycladesA fantastic 51 foot sailing yacht can be a part of your holiday too. An experienced skipper will help you to sail and explore the western islands of the Cyclades for one week and then, the following week, just as you are starting to miss the land, you can relax in the ‘House in the Castle’.