Lying on the western part of the Cyclades, in the heart of the Aegean sea, Kythnos Greece is unarguably one of the most beautiful islands close to Athens.
Its short distance from the Greek capital is the reason why it is seen as of the most popular city-break destinations.
Kythnos island has some quaint villages, including Chora (the island’s capital), Driopida and Loutra.
The villages stand out for their elegant architecture, strollable alleys, and laid-back atmosphere.
Wandering around the picturesque villages, you’ll come across corners embellished with flowers, whitewashed houses, traditional taverns, windmills, and fountains. The scenery is magical!
Loutra, one of the most popular villages, is known for its thermal springs. Rich in iron and sulfur, the thermal springs have many healing properties, thus they are perfect for a free spa treatment!
What’s more, in Loutra and Merihas you’ll find a selection of accommodation and tourist facilities.
The coastline of the island is dotted with many beaches that stand out for their natural beauty! From shingle to sand and from organized to unspoiled, all beaches have a relaxing ambiance and are ideal for swimming.
The most impressive one is certainly Kolona, which is a long strip of sand, forming two sandy beaches on both sides.
As for the things to do, swimming and hiking are the most popular activities, thanks to the island’s wonderful natural landscape.
Kythnos is the perfect destination to chill out and relax, without being too far from the Greek capital!