Aria Hotels prepares its eighth property on Kimolos for 2020 season
The Elephant Goupa Beach, a private beach house
Aria Hotels, the privately owned boutique hotel and villas company known for its emphasis on authentic hospitality, is preparing another new property for launch in the 2020 season. The Elephant Goupa Beach is a private beach house situated in the picturesque and colourful area of Sirmata Goupa on the secluded island of Kimolos in the Cyclades Islands.
The property is just one kilometre from Psathi, Kimolos’s charming port on the southeastern coast of the island. The beach takes its name from the distinctive elephant-shaped rock nearby. The residence is a former “sirma” – a small cave-like dwelling dug into soft rock that was originally used to protect fishing boats from winter winds. The Elephant Goupa Beach is the first sirma in the area to be transformed into a holiday residence.
Aria Hotels now has eight hotels and villas on Kimolos, one of the most beautiful and hospitable islands in the Aegean, nestling in the southern part of the Cyclades and very close to Milos Island. Access to the island is by sea from Piraeus port, just south-west of Athens, or by air via Milos Island, which has daily connections to Kimolos by ferry, traditional trawler or speedboat taxi.