In the northwestern part of Kimolos, west of the hill “Sklavos”, there is a giant stone mushroom, “Skiadi” as the residents call it. It is a true monument of nature, located in the middle of a barren plateau with wonderful views: it embraces the southwestern and the western coasts of the island (Ellinika, Mavrospilia, Athinias) and a big part of Milos. “Skiadi” owes its creation to the different rocks composing it and the strong winds that blow in the area. The softer rock on its base is affected and corroded by the wind which transfers dust and grains of sand. The result of this process, which is called “ablation”, is that the basis becomes narrower and narrower, while the top, which is harder, remains almost intact.