The natural vegetation of the island includes over 400 recorded Mediterranean species, common and rare, which is a surprise, since we are referring to a Cycladic island and even dry. These include many aromatic and medicinal plants.
Apart from the usual olives, figs and vines, we find prickly pears almost everywhere, which, although a foreign species, has been perfectly adapted to the environment of Kimolos.
The most recognizable plants include skins, myrtles, thyme, cedars, snakes, sand lilies, holly, capers, tamarisks, wild honeysuckle, vourla and reeds.
Regarding the fauna of the island, the presence of the Monachus - monachus seal is considered very important, while the endemic blue lizard Podarcis milensis and the endemic red viper Macrovipera schweizeri (formerly known as Vipera lebetina) are also found, which is now considered an endangered species.
Also, in Kimolos one can see a variety of endemic birds, such as hawks (gadinelia), sea crows, partridges, gulls, wild pigeons, ostriches, etc. as well as migratory, such as herons, swans, swallowtails, whistles, sandpipers, etc.
In the sea, there are sea urchins, pines, corals, lobsters, many species of fish, as well as sea turtles.
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