Kythnos, which is one of the most beautiful islands in Cyclades, has an excellent tourist infrastructure and the locals, apart from being especially friendly and hospitable, know very well what the visitors need for beautiful, relaxing and carefree holidays on the island. The beautiful beaches of Kythnos have amazing beaches and crystal clear waters and you will find traditional little taverns, restaurants and cafes there. Most beaches like Martinakia, Merihas, Agios Sostis and Episkopi are most accessible since they are organized as well. However, if you like adventure, you can look for more secluded beaches to which access is more difficult. Since Kythnos is a touristic island, it has countless hotels and rooms to rent. You will find most of them in Hora, Merihas and Dryopida, along with several stores as well as bars. Naturally, the other areas on the island such as Loutra with its hot springs and the Hydrotherapy building, the several temples and little churches, the Byzantine Museum of Kythos as well as the Folk Museum are worth a visit. Kythnos is a traditional island with scenic alleys and squares, amazing landscapes, crystal waters and excellent hospitality. If you too want to spend unforgettable holidays in Kythnos, all you have to do is book your ferry tickets now.
The Kythnos Port
You can easily travel by ferry from Piraeus, Lavrio and the surrounding islands to Kythnos. You can also book your ferry tickets online via Greeceport.com for an even more comfortable and carefree journey. It takes about 3 hours for a conventional ferry, departing from Piraeus to reach Kythnos while it’s only 1 hour and 30 minutes by speedboat. Merihas, the natural port of Kythnos, is an especially touristic place and is 8 kilometers away from Hora. The cosmopolitan beach of Meriha has crystal clear waters and is almost always full of people. Near the port, you will find several hotels, rooms to let, stores, restaurants, cafes and bars.
Connection With Other Islands
You can now book ferry tickets online for Kythnos via Greeceport.com. If you plan to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
During the day there are bus itineraries from Hora to Meriha and vice versa but there are also itineraries for other areas of the island such as Loutra and Agia Irini. In the summer the itineraries are frequent and regular enough. Apart from the buses there are also taxis available that will take you from the port to your hotel or to different beaches of the island. Renting a car or a motorbike from a rental agency, however, might be the best way to explore the island comfortably.
The island of springs…
Kythnos, also known as Thermia because of the famous hot springs, is a destination for numerous tourists. The sandy coasts, the golden beaches, the unspoiled traditional architecture of the old town and the archaeological sites, offer a special color.
According to estimations, it took its name from the leader of the Driopes and the island’s first settler, Kythnos. Today, the residents of Kythnos are dealing with tourism, but without neglectin left the farming and the other occupations. It offers to visitors the perfect combination of the beautiful landscape, with crystal clear waters, the local products (meat, dairy, fruit and vegetables) and their own fresh fish.
Basic parameter for your stay in Kythnos is the hiking trails. An opportunity for relaxation in a wonderful and diverse natural environment, where churches, old bridges, terraces, fountains and many endemic plants of the Cyclades give a wealth of pictures to the walker.
The gastronomy of the island is rich, don’t forget to taste ‘siglino’ (pork fat), thermian pies or cakes of Easter, (local cheese, sugar, cinnamon, dill, flour) baked chickpeas, zucchini pies(local cheese, egg, dill, onion for stuffing), kolopi (spinach, rice, dill, onion for stuffing), pitaro (a sort of cheese pie with local cheese), sfugata (local cheese, flour, egg), tirozumi (local cheese, water boiling and butter -is a kind of breakfast for the local people even nowadays) ‘saboro fish’ i.e. marinated fish, but also the white, soft cheese ‘crumb’ with the sour taste, known as ‘thermiotiko’.The hot springs establishments located in the area of Lutra, are open from June until October. The saline water spring, with a temperature of 36 degrees Celsius, is ideal for arthritis, spinal bones and rheumatism. The ferrous spring, with water temperature of 52 degrees Celsius, is recommended for skin and gynaecological disorders.
Happy Holidays in Kythnos!!!
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