KYTHNOS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Kythnos on our travel guide! Kythnos is a beautiful mountainous island that sits on the west part of the Cyclades island group. Boasting a wild natural landscape, an elegant architecture and a selection of stunning beaches, Kythnos island Greece is arguably one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Thanks to its proximity to Athens, Kythnos is a popular destination for quick getaways from the Greek capital. Kythnos Greece is also a perfect base for island hopping to the nearby islands of Kea, Serifos, and Sifnos.
The coastline of Kythnos is dotted with 99 in total stunning beaches, some organized and some unspoiled, but all suitable for swimming. As for Kythnos villages, they ooze a unique traditional charm! Chora Kythnos and Driopida stand out for their traditional architecture and their strollable narrow streets, while Loutra Kythnos and Merihas have the most tourist facilities and Kythnos hotels.
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MORE ABOUT KYTHNOS GREECE
Sitting on the western part of the Cyclades, in the heart of the Aegean sea, Kythnos Greece is arguably one of the most beautiful islands close to Athens. Its close distance to the Greek capital has shaped this island to be one of the most popular city-break destinations.
Kythnos has some quaint villages, including Chora Kythnos (the island’s capital), Driopida and Loutra Kythnos. Kythnos villages stand out for their elegant architecture, strollable alleys, and laid-back atmosphere. Wandering around the picturesque villages of Kythnos, you’ll come across corners embellished with flowers, whitewashed houses, traditional taverns, windmills, and fountains. The scenery is magical!
Loutra Kythnos, one of the most popular Kythnos villages, is known for its thermal springs. Rich in iron and sulfur, Kythnos thermal springs have many healing properties, thus they are perfect for a free spa treatment! What’s more, in Loutra and Merihas you’ll find a selection of Kythnos accommodations and tourist facilities.
The coastline of Kythnos is dotted with 99 beaches in total! Kythnos beaches stand out for their natural beauty. From shingle to sandy and from organized to unspoiled, all Kythnos beaches have a relaxing ambiance and are ideal for swimming. The most impressive Kythnos beach is arguably Kolona Kythnos, which is a long strip of sand, forming two sandy beaches on both sides.
As for the things to do in Kythnos, swimming and hiking are the most popular activities, thanks to the island’s wonderful natural landscape.
Kythnos island Greece is the perfect destination to chill out and relax, without being too far from the Greek capital!
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HOW TO GET TO KYTHNOS?
The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Kythnos from Piraeus and Lavrion ports in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea. The closest airport to Kythnos is in Athens.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Kythnos! From Kythnos sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Kythnos holidays experience!
The beach of Kolona is the most famous in Kythnos, with exotic waters, sandy shore and secluded atmosphere. It can be accessed though a track road or by boat.
Chora is the capital of Kythnos island. Constructed on the slopes of a hill, this village has purely Cycladic architecture and few tourist facilities.
Driopida is a traditional village in Kythnos, constructed on the slopes of a hill. As it is not open to tourism, Driopida keeps its authentic style and Cycladic architecture.
Believed to be one of the biggest caves in Greece, Katafiki Cave was first encountered in the 1830s. It has unique and interesting stalagmites and rock formations. Till 1939, it was used as an iron mine. It is located in a walking distance from Driopida.
Located on the northern side of the island, Loutra is famous for the thermal springs that cure many diseases and health problems. This seaside village has a small beach in front.