Looking for the best luxury resorts in Kythnos Greece? Kythnos is in the western part of the Cyclades, and one of the most beautiful islands close to Athens. Its close distance to Athens makes Kythnos one of the most popular city-break destinations. Kythnos has some quaint villages, like Chora, the capital, Driopida and Loutra. You’ll enjoy the elegant architecture, strollable alleys, and laid-back atmosphere. Wander around and enjoy the corners embellished with flowers, whitewashed houses, traditional taverns, windmills, and fountains. Loutra is known for its thermal springs. The thermal springs have many healing properties and are perfect for a free spa treatment.
There are 99 beaches along the coast of Kythnos. The beaches stand out for their natural beauty, and all of the beaches have a relaxing ambiance and are ideal for swimming. The most impressive beach is Kolona Beach, which is a long strip of sand, forming two sandy beaches on both sides. You can see all of the Best Beaches in the Cyclades here or find out information on all of the Cyclades islands or Pinterest here.
Kythnos Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit is Kythnos is spring and early summer (mid-Apr to mid-June) or autumn (Sept to mid-Oct). This way, you’ll avoid the summer high season, with its inflated prices, hordes of tourists and high temperatures (heat waves of 100°F are routine). Avoid August, unless you really like scorching heat, crowds, and overbooked planes, ferry boats, and hotels. In the spring, you’ll see more wildflowers than you could have imagined—and swim in a sea that’s a bit cool but still pleasant. In the autumn, you will enjoy warm days with still-warm waters. One drawback: Off-season there are fewer boats and flights to the islands, where some shops, hotels, and restaurants do not open until June and then close in October.
Best Kythnos Beaches
Kolona beach is unique due to the area’s geomorphological peculiarities. It is in fact a sandy bank of about 240 meters length, connecting the island of Kythnos with a small rocky island, that of St. Luke. It has crystal clear blue waters and coarse golden sand. It is ideal to enjoy the sea and swimming in its cool and clear waters, surrounded by this beautiful landscape.
Apokrousi Beach is one of the largest beaches and sandy. Swimming is fun in the crystal-clear waters that reflect sunlight, making the bottom visible. Along the beach in most parts “Armiriki” trees grow quite able to protect you from the sun while enjoying the shade.
Gaidouromantra Beach is long and wide with sand and white pebbles. The beach is amazing and the waters crystal clear. Gaidouromantra Beach does not attract many people, so you can enjoy swimming in the clear waters and relax in tranquility.
Loutra Beach attracts many visitors, not only because of the facilities available but also because of its thermal springs. These thermal springs are said to have healing properties because they are very rich in minerals. They can reach the temperature of 125.6°F, producing steam when getting in touch with the cool water of the Aegean Sea.
Episkopi beach is a small, charming and sandy beach. Episkopi beach has 500-meter stretch of sand and offers a single tavern. The beach is also safe and great for swimming. It is a blue flag beach, has several trees for shade and is protected from the winds.
Best Kythnos Tours & Activities
Hiking Tour on Kythnos
Visit the archaeological site of Vryokastro, the ancient acropolis, the ancient port of Kythnos, and then Apokrousi beach, the largest and among the most beautiful beaches of Kythnos. Book Your Hiking Tour on Kythnos Here.
Private Fishing Trip in Kythnos
As a company, we provide unique private boat and fishing experiences that allow you to get in touch with different forms of fishing in the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean. Enjoy the Greek hospitality and professionalism that only a genuine local fisherman can offer you on boat and learn to fish from an experienced angler. Book Your Private Fishing Trip in Kythnos Here.
In the central part of the island is Dryopida. As you enter, you can see the sizeable neighborhood of Galatas, which offers a glimpse of its very distinct architecture, with its tiled roofs and labyrinthine alleys. Continuing the tour through the narrow streets to Agia Anna, Kythnos’s version of the Athens Metropolis. Crossing the main street, the so-called Piazza, you will greet and meet the Greek ladies of the village. The next stop is the cave of Katafyki, one of the largest in Greece. Then on to the Byzantine Museum, with its rare and famous collection of Orthodox icons from previous centuries, and then we go to the Folk Museum where we learn about the lives of Kythnos people from days gone by. Book Your Discover Dryopida Tour Here.
Like all the Cycladic residents, inhabitants of Kythnos are familiar with the use of clay since ancient years. Clay has been widely used from the construction of cooking vessels to beehives. The art of pottery was significantly developed in Kythnos in comparison with other Cycladic islands, due to clay’s sufficiency in Kythnos land. As a matter of fact, Kythnos is the only place in Cyclades where visitors will see the signature hand-made clay roof tiles, as a proof of the special connection among the residents with craftsmanship! Book Your Pottery Class Tour Here.
Daily Cruise Adventure to Kythnos and Kea (Tzia) Islands
Whether you choose to island hop Aegina, Agistri, and Moni, cruise to Hydra, visit Kynthos and Kea, or tour the Petalioi Islands, you will travel in style. Our fleet of Axopar 37XC, Ribco Seafarer 36X, and 12m Rafnar Rib offers exceptional service and comfort for your day of adventure. Book Your Cruise Adventure to Kythnos Here.
Best Kythnos Restaurants
Aria’s Restaurant $11 – 30
One of the best chefs on the island serves up the freshest seafood. This restaurant catches its own fish, grows its own vegetables. Everything is fresh, fresh, fresh. Telephone: 30 2281 031371 Web: Arias Restaurant
Byzantio $11 – 30
Delicious Greek food right on the beach, the fried eggplant was delicious. Don’t be alarmed by the decorative octopus hanging at the entry which is simply hilarious. Telephone: 30 2281 033000 Web: Byzantio
Fermina $11 – 30
Gyro overlooking the beach. The Greek know how to do gyros – with fries inside! Telephone: 30 2281 032191 Web: Fermina
To Steki Tou Ntetzi $11 – 30
This village is gorgeous, and this restaurant really adds to the whole experience. Mixed succulent meat grill with classic Greek entrees. Telephone: 0 2281 031204 Web: To Steki Tou Ntetzi
Melirryto Café $11 – 30
The Pies of Kythnos are a sweet cheese pastry and were divine. The views are wonderful! This is the perfect place to watch the sunset sipping a few drinks. If you’re looking for a vibrant nightspot on Kythnos, this is the place. Web: Melirryto Cafe
Best Kythnos Bars
A place of great simplicity in all of its points; from having a drink in pillows to dancing under the arch in the Cycladic decoration bar. Quality drinks that remind of cosmopolitan centers. A must visit when in Kythnos for the fans of nightlife. Telephone: 30 698 135 0719 Web: The Kraken
Sailor Cocktails & Breakfast
The best place for breakfast, brunch & cocktails! Just 100 meters on foot from the famous hot baths of Loutra. At Sailor everyone is welcome, no one is judged, and pets are considered as friends. Telephone: 30 22810 31441 Web: Sailor Cocktails & Breakfast
A cocktail bar, a meeting point for friends to sip delicious mixtures of drinks and beverages all day and stay until the stars shine brightly in the night, with a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Telephone: 30 694 956 6961 Web: Panochori