Unlike other ports of the Cyclades, Kamares has relatively mild growth. The settlement was built after 1907 and it developed after the 1950s. it was used as a port of ore loading (there are still traces from the furnaces, the pier of 1909 and the loading ladder of 1833). In the past there were many potteries here.
In Kamares you will find tourist shops, grocery stores, bakeries, café-bars and fish taverns. There are lots of rooms to let and hotels around the coastal settlement and on the opposite side of the bay where there is the area of Agia Marina. The organised beach is very famous during summer. The chapel of Agios Symeon shines white up high above Kamares.