The Greek Islands

Kythnos

The picturesque Kythnos, also known as Thermia, is located between Kea and Serifos islands. It was on the small island of Kythnos , famous in antiquity for the excellence of its administration (according to Aristotle in his 'Constitution of Kinthos') that recent archaeological finds have provided evidence of the earliest presence of man in the Cyclades . Here, too, the terrain is mainly mountainous, but the harshness of the bare earth is relieved here and there by vines or fig trees like brushstrokes on it, while pretty little bays form wonderful sandy beaches with the crystal-clear water. The water there is supposed to have medicinal properties. One of the springs offers water, which is always at about 52 degrees C (about 120 F) and another one which provides water at a temperature of 38.6 degrees (about 90 F) and which is also slightly radioactive. The island is a great haven for passing Greek Easter because the locals put up quite a sight. Easter, the most religious of all Greek Christian activities, is a place where local folklore dances, sometimes weddings in the old style, taste of the wild weeds and trying the local Mizithra cheese all take place. 

Worth visiting
- The small village of Loutra .
- The villages of Merihas, Driopis and Kanala.
   Swimming Beaches: Episkopi, Kolona, Schinari, Potamia, Maroula.

How to arrive
- By boat from Piraeus duration 2 hrs 30 min.
- By hydrofoil from Piraeus duration 1hr 35 min.

 

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