Overview of Sights at Chorio
The capital’s old settlement of Kastro (eng castle) is one of Kimolos’ best attractions. It’s comprised of two quarters; Mesa (Inner) and Exo (Outer) Kastro, aka two fortified squares of houses built into one another. The dominating medieval castle, two-storey residencies (both ruined and restored), the famed “portares” (arcade gates) and the settlement’s walls are only some of the highlights here. Plus, of course, the Archaeological Museum and Folklore-Maritime Museum, which display a highly interesting overview of Kimolos’ history, lifestyle and traditions.