Located on the western side of the Cyclades complex, Kythnos island is a wonderful place for summer holidays in Greece. With traditional Cycladic architecture, crystal beaches, amazing locations to visit and true sense of Greek hospitality, this island will give you valuable relaxing moments during your vacations.
Chora, Driopida, Merihas and Loutra are the main villages on the island. Kolona is the most famous beach of Kythnos, however there are 65 beaches around the island to visit by car, boat or foot. Some of these beaches are organized, while others are totally secluded. Hiking trails cross the island and lead to interesting monuments that show the rich history of Kythnos. Such a monument is the Medieval Castle of Oria on the northern side, accessible by jeep or foot.
Apart from a wonderful summer destination, Kythnos is also an island with rich culture, as can be seen in the many customs that revive in special occasions and religious festivities. If you have the chance, take part in a local panigiri (religious festival), organized frequently in summer. Also do not miss to taste the local dishes and traditional food at the many seaside taverns around the island.
It is very easy to get to Kythnos by ferry from Piraeus (3 hours) or Lavrion (1,5 hour), two ports of Athens. In summer, there is also frequent ferry connection between Kythnos and other islands of Cyclades.