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Loutra Village Kythnos: Loutra is one of the most important villages of Kythnos. It is placed to the north-east of the island, at approximately 5 km from Chora village and 11 km from the port of Merihas. Its name means baths, in clear allusion to the thermal springs of the area, whose healing properties are famous from the ancient times.
Although Loutra is a small village built around a natural bay, it is a popular resort that attracts lots of visitors who come to seek for cure in the thermal springs.
In fact, Loutra is the only spot on the island, apart from the port of Merihas, to count on some night entertainment options. It has a good variety of restaurants and clubs, which are known for their friendly vibe. The older visitors to Kythnos usually opt for Loutra, while the youngsters tend to prefer Merihas village for their holidays.
Moreover, Loutra is close to an important archaeological site, the oldest known habitation in the Cyclades islands. This is a Mesolithic settlement in the area of Maroulas, dating from 10,000 BC to 8,000 BC. The area lies in ruins today, but it would worth a visit.
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