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An island soaked in nature and tradition, under the Cycladic sun, Kythnos is found between Kea and Serifos, a mere 56 nautical miles from the harbor of Piraeus. It is said that the island’s name traces back to king Kythnos of the Dryopes. The Cyclopean Walls and temples are presumed traces of their time, around the 13th century B.C., when the Dryopes immigrated to the island.
Home to more than 70 soft sandy beaches, whose waters are whispered to have medicinal properties, the island of Kythnos is an ideal destinations for tourists wanting to get away from the troubles of day to day life, guaranteeing total privacy. While here, you can immerse in a sea of tranquility, enjoy marvelous swimming in a calming atmosphere.
The most wonderful beach is said to be Kolona, a long stretch of soft sand that strolls onto the coast, into the sea and divides into two beaches. Agios Sostis can be found on the north part of the island, amid small pebbles and sand, while Apokroussi is one of the largest beaches, providing its guests cooling shade under the trees. The green waters of Merihas beach are an utter joy and its thin string of sand provides total rejuvenation. Furthermore, Flabouria is a another noteworthy beach with pebbles and idyllic golden sand, which houses the church of Panagia Flabouriani.
While here, a trip to Chora Village Kythnos is imperative. A traditional Greek island's town, completed by white houses, vibrant flowers and pristine churches, Chora town on Kythnos is a delight to its guests. Amid its many features, one particularly fascinating attraction near is Loutra, located just 4.5 km from the town, celebrated famous for its hot spas which are believed to have healing waters, alluring many travelers in need of revitalization and reawakening. Furthermore, Loutra is conveniently close to an important archaeological site, the oldest known habitation in the Cyclades islands. This is a Mesolithic settlement in the area of Maroulas, dating from 10,000 BC to 8,000 BC, which even though lies in ruins today, it would merit a visit, especially by history enthusiasts.
The most visited sight in Kythnos is the ancient cave of Katafiki in Driopida. This impressive landmark, which stood the test of time is one of the largest caves in Greece and was used as a refuge by the locals during times of aggression. The interior of the cave is naturally decorated by lime stone structures and curtains of rock, shaped by the erosive elements. Previously an iron mine in the early 20th century, the cave blossomed into a tourist attraction later on, adding to the charm of the island.
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