Located on the north eastern side of Kythnos, the seaside village of Loutra is where Porto Klaras is found. Loutra is located at 11 km far from the port of Merihas and 4.5 km from Chora, the capital of the island. This is a very popular tourist place thanks to the natural beauty, the nice accommodations and the thermal springs that made the region famous all over the world. Of course, we must not miss the taverns and ouzo restaurants where you will spend unforgettable, relaxing moments.
Once you reach Loutra, you will be charmed by their authentic Cycladic breeze, the beautiful houses and the impressive Hotel Xenia, constructed by the famous Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller. If you arrive in private yacht, you can moor at the organized marina of Loutra.
Loutra is an ideal base for excursions in Kythnos, either you want to visit secluded places by car or boat, or if you want to hike in close locations.
For close excursions, choose Agia Irini, a picturesque bay with rich history. Apart from the beautiful sandy beach of Agia Irini, you can also visit the graves of the revolutionists who lost their lives in the antiregime events of 1862, known as Kythniaka.
For something very different, choose Agrokipio, a lush green region with cypress trees and eucalyptus that come in contrast with the usual Cycladic landscape.
Heading north along the coastline, you shall meet some of the most beautiful beaches in Kythnos, like Shinari and Potamia, as well as Kavouroheris, Maroulas and Agios Sostis with the beautiful chapel. It is worth to mention that the region of Maroulas has been inhabited since the Mesolithic Period, according to archaeologists. The circular residences and graves excavated there belonged to the only country settlement in Greece during that era.
All the mentioned beaches are calm and not affected by the wind, with golden sand or thin colorful pebbles. If you like hiking, it is worth to hike to the beautiful bay of Mamakos.