Kythnos island is one of the most beautiful islands of Cyclades, as well as one of the most popular ones, thanks to its close distance from Athens. It is the perfect place to enjoy relaxing holidays, surrounded by the traditional cycladic architecture, sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and beautiful places to explore, all combined with the warm Greek hospitality.
Kythos has many picturesque little villages, with Chora, Driopida, Merihas and Loutra, being the main ones. Amazing beaches is another thing about Kythnos. The island has 65 both organized and secluded beaches, reached by car, boat or foot. One of the best activities to do in Kythnos is hiking, thanks to the hiking trails crossing the island and leading to historical monuments, such as the medieval castle of Oria. This castle is located on the northern side of the island and is accessible by a jeep or foot.
Rich culture is another characteristic of Kythnos island. Every year, many customs and local traditions are reviving during traditional festivities. A very good chance to experience the traditional Greek spirit is to join a local religious festival, also known as “panigiri”, organized frequently during the summer. The best way to taste the traditional Greek spirit, though, is to taste the local dishes and fresh traditional Greek food at the many seaside taverns of the island.
Getting to Kythnos is quite easy! You can take a ferry from Piraeus (3 hours distance), or from Lavrion (1,5 hour distance). Also, during the summer, there is a frequent ferry connection between Kythnos and other islands of Cyclades.
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