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Located in the Cycladese group of islands, the Greek island of Kimolos lies in the Aegean Sea, just to the north of its nearest neighbour, the island of Milos. Separating the two islands is a channel that is around 1 km wide. The island's only town is called Chorio is sits on a hill on the west side of the island. The buildings of Chorio are typical of the architectural style of the Aegean which gives off a lovely old-world charm. Houses with white washed walls and blue painted windows located along narrow cobbled streets provide the town with a deep sense of tranquillity. There are a number of places of interest in the town including the Archaeological Museum, which is opposite the Metropolitan Church of Panagia Odigitria. Contained within the museum are exhibits and artefacts showing the island's history, which includes vessels and utensils dating back to the early 7th century BC.
The island's port is located in the village of Psathi. From the port a conventional or Highspeed ferry can be taken to Piraeus. Ferries also operate to Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Milos and the other Cycladic islands.
The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.
Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.