Holidays in Kythnos

    Kythnos is a beautiful mountainous island located in the western part of the Cyclades. The wild beauty, the picturesque architecture and the lovely beaches attract many visitors, particularly Athenians in summer weekends. Chora and Driopida are the most traditional villages in Kythnos island with stone houses and paved streets, while Loutra and Merihas have many tourist facilities. Kolona is the most beautiful beach on the island, with soft sand and crystal water. The rest of the beaches on Kythnos Greece are secluded and ideal for relaxation. The island can be combined for holidays with other islands of Cyclades, such as Kea, Serifos and Sifnos.

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    Travel guide to Kythnos, Greece

    Due to its proximity to Athens, Kythnos in Greece is a frequent summer weekend destination for the Athenians. This is a lovely island with relaxing beaches and traditional style. Ideal for families with kids and romantic couples looking for privacy, this Greek island is accessible by ferry from Piraeus and Lavrion, two ports of Athens. On the northern side of Kythnos is the village of Loutra, famous for its thermal springs. Holidays in Kythnos is a wonderful experience that can offer total privacy.

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    Hotels in Kythnos

    Loutra and Merichas are the most popular villages in Kythnos, concentrating the majority of accommodation on the island. Most accommodation options in Kynthos include cozy studios and apartments instead of large hotels. Accommodation in Loutra is more traditional, while Merichas is more modern, as it attracts younger crowds. Chora, the capital of Kythnos, also has a good variety of hotels and apartments, often in restored stone houses. Some beaches also have few studios on the beach side, providing great places to stay during your holidays in Kythnos.

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    Kytnos Chora

    The island of Kythnos is one of the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea and it belongs to the Cyclades islands group. Kythnos island has nice villages, including Chora, Driopida and Loutra, distinguishing for the traditional architecture and the relaxing atmosphere. This is why Kythnos holidays offer so much calmness to visitors, although there are few things to do on the island, apart from swimming and hiking.

    The beaches are small and do not get very popular. The most impressive beach is Kolona, a long stretch of sand that gets into the sea and actually creates two beaches. There is not much sightseeing on Kythnos island, except for some nice churches, scattered around the island and so typical of the Cyclades.

    Highlights in Kythnos

    Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Kythnos island

    • Chora is the capital of Kythnos island. Constructed on the slopes of a hill, this village has purely Cycladic architecture and few tourist facilities.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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