Travel to Kythnos, a natural beauty of the Aegean
Between Kea and Serifos in the island complex of the Cyclades and a stone's throw from Athens, is Kythnos, the beautiful and picturesque Cycladic island, with its very rich history and interesting cultural tradition. Its generous natural environment, with its countless blue beaches and crystal clear traditional settlements, with their characteristic Cycladic architecture, combined with the remarkable monuments and the hospitality of its inhabitants, make Kythnos a popular holiday destination for endless tranquility.
The picturesque port of the island, Merichas welcomes every visitor paving the way for charming routes in the chora of Kythnos, Messaria, which with its genuine traditional character and architectural aesthetics, captivates everyone. Built in an amphitheatrical way, the picturesque capital of Kythnos overlooks the island from above, as whitewashed alleys and flowered courtyards lead to picturesque small squares, which emphasize its elegant personality.
In Dryopida, with its beautiful tiled roofs, a visit to the Folklore and Byzantine Museum reveals the countless treasures of the folk and religious tradition of Kythnos. A unique wonder of nature, the Katafiki cave leaves every visitor amazed with its undoubted beauty, as much as in the archeological site of Maroulas, the remains of the monuments, reflect, until today, the long history of the island. The Castle of Oria overlooks the vast Aegean Sea, while the monastery of Panagia Kanala, condenses the sacred spirituality of the area. In the endless, lacy coastline of Kythnos, full of coves, are revealed the wonderful beaches, Kolona, Kalo Livadi, Megali Ammos, Naoussa and Lefkes, which with their transparent waters and velvety sandy beaches, offer endless moments of tranquility, justifying once again that Kythnos, is a blessed place for vacation, ready to conquer everyone.
Food and local cuisine
The local cuisine in Kythnos, offers a wide variety of delicious dishes, with pure local products. The gastronomic scene of the island is dominated by meat, as well as fish and fresh seafood. Cheese products such as feta cheese and grated honey, capers and local fine wine are exceptional. Try the Kolopi herb pie, shake, (strapatsada) and the excellent macaroons and pastels of the island.
When to visit Kythnos
Visit Kythnos in summer. Combine your visit with a swim in the beautiful beaches of the island and other nature activities.
Moving to Kythnos
Transportation in Kythnos
Kythnos is connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus and Lavrio, with regular services, but also with most of the Cyclades islands.
The island has an adequate but small road network. Travel with your private car or rental motorbike, as well as with the local buses, which connect the settlements of Kythnos and the areas of tourist interest. There are also taxis, sea taxis, while the island is offered for beautiful walking routes.