Goupa is a lovely picturesque coastal village and one of the most photogenic stops in Kimolos. What makes it so special are the so called “syrmata”, the traditional boat garages with the brightly painted doors that are literally on the sea. They are contrasted beautifully with the whitewashed homes and form a beautiful backdrop to the turquoise waters. Syrmata are carved out of the rocks and outside fishermen work with their nets. Goupa has a small beach, yet not the best of Kimolos, but good enough for a cool dip.
In the bay of Goupa, there is a group of rocky islets known as Rematonisa, suitable for diving and snorkeling. Like in other areas in Milos and Kimolos, the coastline is impressive, with interesting rock formations. As you are walking around Goupa, you will also see the so-called “Elephant rock”. It is a huge rock that looks like an elephant. Apart from some rooms to let, there is no real infrastructure for tourists in the village. Here you won’t find any tourist shops, cafes or taverns. The only thing you can do is to take some great photos and swim with the local kids playing in the sea. Goupa is in walking distance from both main towns in Kimolos, Psathi and Chorio. It won’t take more than 10 minutes to cover the distance and, on the way, you will pass by the fishing village of Rema.