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Located between Kea and Serifos, just 52 nautical miles from the main port of Greece, Piraeus, Kythnos is actually one of the most underrated Greek islands. Comparing the other Cycladic islands to Kythnos, the latter is a very quiet island with lovely beaches where you can enjoy the water without loud and chaotic crowds. With more than 70 reported beaches, it boasts one of the most impressive beaches of the Aegean, Kolona beach on the northwest side of the island. Besides the numerous beaches, Kythnos features over 130 white churches, traditional settlements, photogenic windmills, an impressive cave with stalactites and stalagmites and long history that goes back to the Milolithic era.
Kythnos has been named “Thermia” since the 12th century due to the hot springs of water existing to this date ta the bay Loutra. The capital town is Chora, a classic Cycladic village of white houses and a labyrinth of narrow alleys that has been relatively unchanged since the 17th century. The village of Driopida lies in a fertile valley at the bottom of a hill and is the same attractive. Both villages remain unspoiled as most of the island. The island is rustic in its natural beauty, with rolling hills abundant with wild herbs. The wonderful paths of Kythnos give hikers the opportunity to discover the majestic hinterland and the untouched nature. Due to its proximity to mainland, Kythnos is a perfect destination for short breaks and weekend gateways.
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