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The Island of Simplicity

Sailing Escapes to the Golden Sceneries of the Cyclades
The barren landscape of Kythnos has a mysterious wild beauty, where the sun rays are reflecting in an impressive way at the white colour of the houses and the deep blue of the sea. Messaria or Hora, the capital of Kythnos, is a true sample of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades. Whitewashed houses and blue windows, stone windmills and light blue domes, labyrinthine alleys and flowery courtyards spread amphitheatrically around the mountain slopes of the dry sceneries of the island overlooking the Kythnian countryside. The climate of Kythnos is clearly Mediterranean! The beautiful landscapes of the island seem like they have been untouched from the passage of time, as demonstrated from the whitewashed houses of Messaria and the two storey houses with red tiled roofs of Driopida.The wonderful paths of Kythnos give to the travellers  the opportunity to discover the mountainous landscapes of the hinterland, the stone walls and the deep blue of the Aegean from the beautiful cells and stockyards, the most beautiful observatories of the Aegean. Marble fountains with flowing waters, the open air museum on the beach of Apokrousi with the scattered column capitals in the sand, the Byzantine fragments on the pathway leading to the Castle of Oria, the beautiful river with oleanders of Episkopi and the purple colour of the mountains from thyme, sage, fireflies and lizards will make you remember you own sounds of steps within the hidden abundance of the inland of this island forever. Are you ready to follow the steps of King Otto in order to discover the mysteries of Kythnos?

 

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The Capital of Kythnos

The Settlement of Messaria, else known as Hora, is the capital of Kythnos located on the northern part of the island. It is a true sample of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades.  Whitewashed houses and blue windows, stone windmills and light blue domes, labyrinthine alleys and flowery courtyards spread amphitheatrically around the mountain slopes of the dry sceneries of the island overlooking the Kythnian countryside.

The Archaeological Site of Maroulas

The Archaeological Site of Maroulas is an ancient Mesolithic settlement located close to the area of Loutra.  Archaeological excavations have brought to light a series of findings including dwellings, graves and stone tools made from firestone and quartz. The most important findings of the site include a human skeleton that is considered to be one of the oldest of the Cyclades. The site has an outstanding position in the area of paleoanthropology, as it is the sole outdoor Mesolithic settlement of the country.

The Beach of Kolona

The Beach of Kolona is one of the most impressive beaches of the Aegean located on the northwest side of the island. Actually, Kolona consists from two impressive beaches separated from a thin strip of sand that connects the islet of Agios Loukas to the island of Kythnos. The beach can be accessed either by hiking, jeep or boat.

The Cave of Katafyki

The Cave of Katafyki is one of the largest caves of Greece with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations located at the area of Fires on the south side of Driopida. The cave used to be an old mine while it also served as a shelter for the inhabitants of the island during the Second World War. On your way to the cave, don’t miss out tasting the wild mulberries and the apricots!

The Monastery of Panagia Kanala

The Monastery of Panagia Kanala is the patron of the island and the most important religious monument of Kythnos located above the village of Kanala on the east side of the island. The monastery is the oldest monastery of the island and it is distinguished for its exquisite architectural style. According to tradition, a column of light revealed the location of the holy icon of Virgin Mary to the fishermen. The monastery celebrates in honor of the saint on August 15. During the celebration, the reenactment of the way that the original icon was found along with the procession of the icon is held within the monastery. Panagia Kanala is the patron saint and protector of Kythnos.

The Thermal Springs of Loutra

The Thermal Springs of Loutra have been known for their therapeutic properties since antiquity. They have healing properties for various treatments including arthritis, rheumatism and gynaecological diseases. The basins of King Otto and Queen Amalia, the first royal couple of Modern Greece, are exhibited within the hydrotherapy center of Kythnos.

Archaeological Sites

The Archaeological Site of Maroulas is an ancient Mesolithic settlement located close to the area of Loutra.  Archaeological excavations have brought to light a series of findings including dwellings, graves and stone tools made from firestone and quartz. The most important findings of the site include a human skeleton that is considered to be one of the oldest of the Cyclades. The site has an outstanding position in the area of paleoanthropology, as it is the sole outdoor Mesolithic settlement of the country.

The Archaeological Site of Vriokastro is the ancient harbor of the ancient capital of Kythnos located on the seabed of the bay of Mandraki. Underwater research has brought to light the foundations of the coastal walls along with the remnants of ancient buildings and marble statues. The underwater researches are still in progress.

The Castle of Oria was the medieval capital of Kythnos located on the northern side of the island. Here, one will have the opportunity to admire traces of the fortified acropolis along with the remnants of the fortified town. The castle is accessible through a difficult dirt road.

The Castle of Vriokastro is a fortified city that served as the ancient capital of Kythnos located on the northeast side of the island. Archaeological excavations have brought to light findings from the residential organization of the town including a series of inscriptions, sculptures and architectural fragments.

Churches and Monasteries

The Church of Agios Minas is a beautiful church located in the village of Driopida. The church hosts a unique folklore throne, an amazing carved wooden screen and a brilliant canopy over the bier cloth.

The Church of Panagia Stratilatissa is one of the most beautiful churches of Kythnos located three kilometers away from the village of Driopida. Inside the church, one can admire a beautiful iconostasis. The church celebrates in honor of the saint on August 15.

The Church of Panagia Flabouriani is an imposing church located at the top of a small peninsula in the bay of Flabouria. According to the legend, the footsteps that Panagia Flabouriani left at the pathway from the beach to the church, created the present stone steps. The area smells from the blooming white lilies that grow in the area until August 23, the day when the celebrations of the church take place.

The Monastery of Panagia Kanala is the patron of the island and the most important religious monument of Kythnos located above the village of Kanala on the east side of the island. The monastery is the oldest monastery of the island and it is distinguished for its exquisite architectural style. According to tradition, a column of light revealed the location of the holy icon of Virgin Mary to the fishermen. The monastery celebrates in honor of the saint on August 15. During the celebration, the reenactment of the way that the original icon was found along with the procession of the icon is held within the monastery. Panagia Kanala is the patron saint and protector of Kythnos.

The Monastery of Panagia tou Nikous is a beautiful monastery built on the remains of ancient temples on the eastern side of Hora. According to the legend, the icon of Panagia tou Nikous was stolen from the Venetians. Today, the holy icon is located within Saint Marcus of Venice. The monastery is accessible through a hiking trail that starts from Hora.

Museums

The Archaeological Collection of Kythnos is located in Hora. The museum exhibits a collection of archaeological findings from the excavations on the island of Kythnos.

The Byzantine Museum of Kythnos is housed within the church of Ai Giorgios in Driopida. The museum exhibits an interesting collection of ecclesiastical relics along with a rare collection of Byzantine books from Mount Athos.

The Folklore Museum of Kythnos is artifacts housed in an old house of Driopida. The museum exhibits an interesting collection of agricultural tools, traditional costumes and folklore artifacts.

Natural Beauties

The Cave of Katafyki is one of the largest caves of Greece with beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations located at the area of Fires on the south side of Driopida. The cave used to be an old mine while it also served as a shelter for the inhabitants of the island during the Second World War. On your way to the cave, don’t miss out tasting the wild mulberries and the apricots!

The Thermal Springs of Loutra have been known for their therapeutic properties since antiquity. They have healing properties for various treatments including arthritis, rheumatism and gynaecological diseases. The basins of King Otto and Queen Amalia, the first royal couple of Modern Greece, are exhibited within the hydrotherapy center of Kythnos.

Promenades & Villages

Driopida is a mountainous village located on the central part of the island. The traditional settlement has a captivating atmosphere with whitewashed houses, old churches, and two-storey houses with red tiled roofs among a maze of labyrinthine alleys. In your tour in Driopida, you must not omit to visit the Byzantine Museum, the cave of Katafyki and the church of Agios Nektarios in order to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Although the two storey houses are an unusual phenomenon for the area of the Cyclades, the people of Kythnos are known for their engagement with pottery.

Loutra is a seaside village located on the northeast side of the island. Renowned for its thermal springs since antiquity, the charming settlement of Loutra is built around the homonymous natural bay. The thermal springs of the island are the sole thermal springs in the complex of Cyclades. It is worth visiting the archaeological site of Maroulas. The site has an outstanding position in the area of paleoanthropology, as it is the sole outdoor Mesolithic settlement of the country.

Merihas is the harbour of Kythnos located on the west side of the island. The settlement has maintained its traditional character. It is worth visiting the archaeological site of Vriokastro along with the church of Panagia Flabouriani. The closest beaches of the area include the beaches of Apokrousi, Episkopi and Martinakia.

Messaria, else known as Hora, is the capital of Kythnos located on the northern part of the island. It is a true sample of the traditional architecture of the Cyclades.  Whitewashed houses and blue windows, stone windmills and light blue domes, labyrinthine alleys and flowery courtyards spread amphitheatrically around the mountain slopes of the dry sceneries of the island overlooking the Kythnian countryside.

Sunset Spots

Spot: Church of Agios Nektarios, Central Kythnos

Spot: Monastery of Panagia Kanala, East Kythnos

Spot: Monastery of Panagia Nikous, North Kythnos

Excursions

Boat Trip: The Island of Serifos has managed to maintain the original charm of it and the relaxing rhytms of life exuding the atmoshpere of another, bygone era. Characterized as one of the most beautiful medieval villages in the Cyclades, Hora will charm you from your first steps on the cobblestone alleys and the vaulted arches filled with fuschia bouggainvillea and whitewashed walls reaching the top of the hill with the remnants of the castle.  Apart from the captivating energy of hers, Serifos is blessed with beaches of wild beauty, charming villages of great beauty and plentiful mining remnants of one of the most impressive monuments of industrial archaeology in Greece. Serifos will not try to conquest your soul. Just like this, she will leave you discover all of her secrets on your time.

Boat Trip: The Island of Sifnos knows how to bring you here every time you sail for the Aegean. Sifnos definetely stands out as it is regarded as the most authentic island of the Cyclades. The lover of the Cyclades will find everything in Sifnos. Mountainous villages with the typical architecture of the Cyclades surrounded from the dry barren nature along with endless sandy beaches and isolated bays along with history that counts more than five thousands years that is reflected in both the architecture and monuments of Sifnos. If you look closely enough, you will might event discover the mysterious charm of Sifnos! Sifnos is an explosion of the five senses. You first smell the aroma of lavender, oregano and thyme from the ship, the fragrant aniseed buns in the alleys of Artemonas and the royal jasmine and the night flowers from the courtyards of the houses. Then, you eavesdrop her from the sounds of the bells and the violins in the churches, the concerts of the frogs in the stream of Artemonas and the breeze that whistles from the highest peaks of Prophet Elias. You also taste her from the delights of true ode of taste and worryingly addictive, as it is characterized one of the classiest cuisines of the Cyclades starred from Nikolas Tselementes. True eye catcher, the spotless white villages of Sifnos are spotted with the apollonian light and the endless blue of the Aegean. And the touch of Sifnos… this is the most outstanding feeling of Sifnos! Will you let yourself discover this feeling?

Boat Trip: The Island of Syros is an irresistible combination of disparate elements of Cycladic minimalism, medieval charm and neoclassical romanticism blend in the heart of the Cyclades. The beautiful duchess with the two worlds and the mysterious atmosphere is unfolding in front of your eyes in order to challenge you to travel with her. Syros would definitely be characterized as the noble island as evident from her impressive architecture, her cultural wealth and the perfect coexistence of two Christian denominations. Despite the proud history of Syros, the island has adopted an anonymity preserving the genuineness of her heritage. . Even if you have visited all the islands of the Aegean, Hermoupolis will definitely impress you, as the splendors of hers are not concealed. Behind every corner of the colorful city, another mysterious surprise is hiding with flowery balconies, colorful doors and hidden stairways.

Activities

Bicycling: The countryside of Kythnos is an ideal place for cycling lovers. There are numerous bicycle rentals on the island where you can rent a bicycle and discover the beaches and villages of the island.

Diving: The varied coastline of Kythnos offers numerous exciting explorations for diving enthusiasts. The reef of Agios Sostis, the Abyss, the Love Reef and the Crater are some of the most interesting diving spots. One will find a diving center in the bay of Loutra.

Hiking: Kythnos hosts numerous paths ideal for lovers of hiking. The island hosts an extensive network of trails that have remained unchanged through the passage of time. (1) One of the most beautiful routes includes the one that starts from the village of Hora and leads to the village of Driopida. This trail passes through mountainous sceneries of the hinterland of Kythnos. (3) Another interesting route includes the one that begins from the settlement of Loutra towards the medieval capital of Kythnos, known as the Castle of Orias, on the northernmost tip of the island. Here, one will have the opportunity to admire traces of the fortified acropolis along with the remnants of the fortified town. (3) It is also worth following the route that leads to one of the most beautiful beaches of the Aegean, known as Kolona. Discover more information from the Official Website of Kythnos.

Sailing: The fragmentation of the coastline of Kythnos is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. Due to the close proximity to Athens, the island is an ideal destination for sailing and yachting. The circumnavigation of Kythnos is a unique experience. Sights worth visiting include the wild sceneries of the promontory of Kefalos with the lighthouse and the strange rocky formations of Moutsounas on the south side of Styfo beach. The marina of Merihas, the main port of Kythnos on the west side of the island, is ideal for docking as it protected against the northern winds. The marina of Loutra on the northeast side of the island is also protected against the northern winds. Other anchorages include the leeward cove of Agios Stefanos and the bay of Fykiada that is protected against the northern and southern winds. One of the most beautiful spots with a very good anchorage protected also against the northern and southern winds is the beach of Kolona.

Spearfishing: Kythnos is an ideal destination for lovers of spearfishing. The marine life of the island is blessed with the abundance and diversity of fish. The beaches of Agios Giannis and Naoussa, the northern part of the Lighthouse of Agios Dimitrios, the bay of the village of Kanala and the bay of Agios Stefanos are ideal for spearfishing.

Thermal Springs: The thermal springs of Loutra have been known for their therapeutic properties since antiquity. They have healing properties for various treatments including arthritis, rheumatism and gynaecological diseases. The basins of King Otto and Queen Amalia, the first royal couple of Modern Greece, are exhibited within the hydrotherapy center of Kythnos.

Beaches

Agios Dimitrios is a long sandy beach with crystal clear waters and tamarisk trees located on the south side of the island. It is a secluded beach ideal for those looking for tranquility.

Agios Stefanos is a sandy and pebbled beach with crystal clean waters and tamarisk trees located on the east side of the island. It is a secluded beach ideal for those looking for tranquility and isolation.

Agios Sostis is a sandy and pebbled beach with emerald waters located on the north side of the island. It is an isolated beach ideal for those looking for total privacy.

Apokrousi is one of the longest sandy beaches of Kythnos with crystal clean waters and tamarisk trees located on the northwest side of the island. The beach offers panoramic views of the beach of Kolona. There is a tavern at the beach.

Episkopi is a sheltered sandy cove with azure waters and tamarisk trees located on the west side of the island. The beach has been awarded with a blue flag and it is ideal for relaxing. There is a tavern at the beach.

Fikiada is a golden sandy beach with turquoise waters located on the northwest side of the island. It is a secluded beach with amazing sceneries ideal for those looking for a relaxing escape.

Flabouria is a long sandy and pebbled beach with emerald waters located on the west side of the island. It is an isolated beach ideal for refreshing dives.

Gaidouromantra is an isolated long sandy beach with crystal clear waters located on the southeast side of the island. The beach is ideal for those seeking for tranquility and peacefulness. The beautiful cove of Skilou is located close to the beach.

Kalo Livadi is a sandy beach with sapphire waters and pristine hills located close to the village of Kanala. The beach is ideal for swimming in virgin landscapes.

Kolona is one of the most impressive beaches of the Aegean located on the northwest side of the island. Actually, Kolona consists from two impressive beaches separated from a thin strip of sand that connects the islet of Agios Loukas to the island of Kythnos. The beach can be accessed either by hiking, jeep or boat.

Lefkes is a sandy and pebbled beach with deep blue waters located next to the settlement of Lefkes. It is peaceful beach ideal for those looking for tranquility.

Loutra is a sandy beach with deep blue waters located on the northeast side of the island. It is one of the most crowded beaches of Kythnos. The area is known for its thermal springs that produce streams when getting in touch with the waters of the sea.

Naoussa is an isolated sandy cove with emerald waters located on the east side of the island. It is an ideal place for those looking for relaxation and peacefulness. The beach offers panoramic views towards a beautiful church perched on a rocky hill. The beaches of Kouri and Zogari are located close to the beach.

Potamia is a sheltered beach with deep blue waters located on the north side of the island. The beach is ideal for those seeking for tranquility and peacefulness.

Coffee Corners, Gastronomic Delights and Cocktails Inspirations

Coffee Corners

Apokalipsis: Coffee, Hora

Karnagio: Coffee, Hora

Siesta: Coffee, Loutra

Veggera: Coffee & Waffles, Merihas

Gastronomic Delights

Archipelagos: Greek Cuisine, Kanala

Arias: Greek Cuisine, Agia Irini

Cavo D’oro: Greek Cuisine, Loutra

Gialos:Seafood, Merihas

Hartino Karavi: Greek Cuisine, Driopida

Kadris: Greek Cuisine, Agios Stefanos beach

Kantouni: Greek Cuisine, Merihas

Katerina: Greek Cuisine, Shinari

Koutsikos:Greek Cuisine, Loutra

Ofioussa: Mediterranean Cuisine, Loutra

Ostria: Seafood, Merihas

Rakoberdemata: Ouzo and Meze, Merihas

Steki tou Ntetzi:Greek Cuisine, Hora

Xerolithia: Greek Cuisine, Loutra

Cocktails Inspirations

Akrotiri: Cocktails and Drinks, Merihas

Anonimo: Cocktails and Drinks, Hora
Koursaros: Cocktails and Drinks, Hora

Poco Poco: Cocktails and Drinks, Loutra

Rock Castle: Cocktails and Drinks, Merihas

Siesta: Cocktails and Drinks, Loutra

Veggera: Cocktails and Drinks, Merihas

Local Products & Specialties

Taste the local products of honey, thermiotiko wine, kopanisti cheese, pasteli, a sesame bar with honey, almond based marzipans, caper and thyme.

Taste the local specialties of savoro, a dish of marinated fish, pitaro, a traditional cheese pie, kolopi, a traditional spinach pie, sfougato, a dish made of fried local cheese, and strapatsada, a dish made of scrambled eggs with zucchini and pork meat.

Events & Festivals

Every 29th of June, the religious celebration in honor of Agioi Apostoli takes place in Driopida. The festival hosts a traditional feast with local dancing and music and a local custom where young boys and girls light a fire and jump over it so as to maintain health and strength.

Every 20th of July, the religious celebration in honor Prophet Elias takes place at the central square of Hora followed from traditional festivities.

Every 15th of August, the religious celebration in honor of the Assumption of Virgin Mary takes place at the Monastery of Panagia Kanala.

Every 1st to 10th of August, the Kythnia Festival takes place in the island hosting a series of cultural festivities including music and dance special events.

History & Mythology

Mythology

According to mythology, Zeus observed the birth of Apollo from the island of Kythnos owing to the advantaged location of Kythnos in the heart of the Cyclades. The creation of the Cyclades is attributed to God Poseidon. It is said that the god of the sea transformed the Cyclades nymphs into islands, when they angered him.

History

Recent archaeological excavations in the region of Maroulas have shown that Kythnos has been inhabited since the Mesolithic period, thus the island is known as the most ancient settlement of the Cyclades. According to Herodotus, the first settlers of the island were the Dryopes, who lived on Mount Parnassus, passed Euboea and persecuted from the Dorians and came to Kythnos. In the 8th century, the Ionians came to the island and mixed with Dryopes. The Ionian colony flourished owing to its involvement with merchant marine. The ancient city of Kythnos was renowned for its government as shown from the study of Aristotle in his work Peri Kythnion Politeias while the people of Kythnos excelled in arts and letters. Kythnos participated in the Persian Wars and contributed a trireme to the fleet of Greece and later the island joined the Athenian Alliance. Afterwards, Kythnos came under the Roman rule followed from the Byzantine Empire and the Venetian domination. In 1537, the island was pillaged from the pirate Barbarossa and remained under the domination of the Venetians before passing to the Russians after the Russo Turkish War. In 1827, the Kythnians joined the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire and the island became a place of exile for political prisoners. In 1962, revolutionaries from the island of Syros attacked the island in order to liberate the prisoners who were brutally assassinated during the battle at the village of Agia Irini.

Travel & Transport

By Boat (50.4 and 25.4 Nautical Miles): Kythnos is accessible from the harbors of Piraeus and Lavrio. The journey lasts from two to four hours. The quickest way to get to Kythnos is from the harbor of Lavrio. Kythnos is also connected with the islands of Serifos, Sifnos and Syros amongst others. Book your tickets with FerriesinGreece.com !

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Admire a Castle of the 21st century

Don’t miss out seeing the Tower of Mazarakis, a privately owned castle house that will captivate your eyes when you leave the village of Loutra!

Ceramics and Pottery: Kythnos Long Tradition

Kythnos has a long tradition in ceramic pottery. In the labyrinthine alleys of Hora, one will find the sole traditional pottery workshop of Giorgos Georgoulis! The pottery workshop has been awarded from UNESCO!

Cruising around Kythnos

The fragmentation of the coastline of Kythnos is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts. Due to the close proximity to Athens, the island is an ideal destination for sailing and yachting. The circumnavigation of Kythnos is a unique experience. Sights worth visiting include the wild sceneries of the promontory of Kefalos with the lighthouse and the strange rocky formations of Moutsounas on the south side of Styfo beach. The marina of Merihas, the main port of Kythnos on the west side of the island, is ideal for docking as it protected against the northern winds. The marina of Loutra on the northeast side of the island is also protected against the northern winds. Other anchorages include the leeward cove of Agios Stefanos and the bay of Fykiada that is protected against the northern and southern winds. One of the most beautiful spots with a very good anchorage protected also against the northern and southern winds is the beach of Kolona.

Customs and Traditions under the Sound of Tsambouna

The festivals of Kythnos were always one of the traditional forms of entertainment and religious worship for the inhabitants of the island since the ancient years. Kythnos has managed to maintain its traditions and customs as reflected from the numerous feasts, festivals and celebrations. In Kythnos, there are three traditional instruments including the bagpipe, known as tsambouna, which distinguishes for its sounds during the Carnival of Kythnos. The other two instruments are the violin and the lute that are played in feasts and festivals all year round. Every feast begins with “table songs” where the whole company sings as a band followed from traditional dances. One can visit the traditional festival in honor of Virgin Mary on August 15 and the traditional festival in honor of Prophet Elias on July 20. Discover the festivals of the island from the Official Website of Kythnos.

Escaping for the Weekend

As Kythnos is the one of the closest islands to Athens, it is one of the favorite weekend escapes! Grab your bag and get to Kythnos just in two hours!

Hiking at Its Best: Higher than Highest

The monastery of Prophet Elias stands on the peak of the highest mountain of Kythnos at an altitude of 334 meters. The view from the monastery is breathtaking! One can follow the route that starts from Hora to arrive at the top of the monastery of Prophet Elias. Usually, the route lasts one and a half hours.

It’s Sunset Time

Yes, we do have a section for sunset spots! However, one should also visit the area of Kavos Markou in the harbour of Merihas to enjoy the magnificent sunset. It is one of the best sunset spots of Kythnos!

Mineral Springs and Therapeutic Properties: The Baths of Loutra

The thermal springs of Loutra have been known for their therapeutic properties since antiquity. The island was known as Thermia in ancient times owing to its thermal springs. The thermal springs of Kythnos have healing properties for various treatments including arthritis, rheumatism and gynaecological diseases. The basins of King Otto and Queen Amalia, the first royal couple of Modern Greece, are exhibited within the hydrotherapy center of Kythnos. The Hydrotherapy Center of Loutra was the first spa tourism facility of Greece that was founded in the 19th century.

Observing like An Olympian God

The Monastery of Panagia Kanala stands like a guard above the settlement of Kanala on the east side of the island. Panagia Kanala is the patron of the island and the most important religious monument of Kythnos The monastery is the oldest monastery of the island and it is distinguished for its exquisite architectural style. According to tradition, a column of light revealed the location of the holy icon of Virgin Mary to the fishermen. The monastery celebrates in honor of the saint on August 15. During the celebration, the reenactment of the way that the original icon was found along with the procession of the icon is held within the monastery. Panagia Kanala is the patron saint and protector of Kythnos.

Sandy Dunes and Emerald Waters

The majority of the beaches of Kythnos are not organized, so make sure you bring with you everything you need! One of the most impressive beaches of the Cyclades is the beach of Kolona. The two impressive beaches are separated from thin strip of sand that connects the islet of Agios Loukas to the island of Kythnos on the northwest side of the island.

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Agios Sostis beach: Christos Loulis by Panoramio

Alleys at Hora: Kathy S by Wikimedia

Chapel of Agia Kaliopi: Mariapal by Panoramio

Chapel of Stratolatisa: Photokaza by Panoramio

Driopida Village : Roman Klementschitz by Wikimedia

Gaidouromantra beach: Nikdomeniko by Panoramio

Hora: Kostas Z by Panoramio

Katafiki Cave: VasGian by Panoramio

Kolona Beach: Shutterstock

Panagia Kanala village: ChristosLoukia by Panoramio

Piperi islet: Theo Wasserhess by Panoramio

Vriokastro: Panos2809 by Panoramio