An island full of beauties, beaches, life and music until morning. In just 3 hours from the port of Piraeus you are in Kythnos, the island with the 100, but one, beaches. Merichas is the first contact with Kythnos and this, because it is the main port of the island. In the bay of Merichas you can enjoy Greek Cycladic food and your coffee on the beach, right next to the waves. Merichas becomes even more picturesque and romantic, as from Kavos of Markos, the incredible view of the sunset and its bright colors kissing the sky, will travel you away. The nightlife in Merichas is one of the most special, with bars giving the pulse to the island until the first light of day. To visit Kolona beach, the most famous beach of Kythnos, you can choose a boat ride, as the itineraries start from Merichas from morning to afternoon. A beach very close, just one kilometer, is Martinakia. The beach with golden sand and fine pebbles is a great choice for those looking to swim near Merichas.
When you are in Kythnos, do not forget to visit Loutra. The thermal springs, which you will find there, have a constant temperature throughout the year at 40 degrees Celsius and help in the treatment of many arthritic and gynecological diseases. More specifically, there are two sources, the source of Agioi Anargyroi and the source of Kakavos. In fact, in ancient times, King Otto and his wife used to visit Loutra and spend time in their springs.
Panagia Kanala is one of the most important churches on the island of Kythnos, since every year the faithful come to worship her miraculous image. This village got its name from Panagia Kanala. Inside the unique pine forest of the island, the church stands and a few meters away you can stare at the panoramic view of the Aegean Pelagos.
A picturesque village with the main feature of the tradition in ceramic art. The whitewashed traditional houses with their tiled roofs, the Spitaras, the old churches, the small squares, the arches and the picturesque alleys will take you back in time. The settlement of Dryopida hosts the Byzantine Museum, the Folklore Museum, the Monument of the Fallen and the famous Katafyki Cave, not unjustly described as one of the largest caves in the Cyclades. Every year there are many who are looking to learn its history and cross it.
Chora or Mesaria is the capital of Kythnos and attracts visitors due to its authentic aura. A village slopes amphitheatrically on a hill and offers the Cycladic air those who visit Kythnos looking for. Also a picturesque village with white houses, cobbled streets, churches and windmills that impress with their architecture. In Chora you will find many shops for coffee, traditional food, dessert and everything else you wish for. The Folklore Museum, located in Chora, will make you imagine the way the people of Kythnos used to live, as there is an exhibition of their furniture, utensils and clothes.
Some of the beaches worth enjoying your swim are the following
- Kolona beach
- Megali Ammos
- Kalo Livadi
- Agios Stefanos
- Agios Sostis
- Ai Giannis