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Introduction

Kythnos is one of the least known islands of the western Cyclades and as such remains very much under the tourist radar. This could be because ferry links are not great and mainly from Athens' secondary port of Lavrio, or the fact that there are no beach resorts to speak of and only limited accommodation. Which is all the more reason to visit this very traditional and non-touristic gem!

The island has beaches as good as any in the Cyclades - over sixty of them, although few are organised. The most famous is Kolona, a 200m sandbar linking Kythnos with the tiny islet of Aghios Loukas - but most can still only be reached on foot or by sea. Even those that do have road access remain blissfully undeveloped (for now!).

The heart of island life is to be found in the pair of gorgeous inland villages, Chora and Driopida, each a whitewashed Greek classic and where most of the 1800 population live. Our hotel and walking base is in Chora, a smart, stylish little place with four tavernas, cafes and even a couple of fashionable bars. If you are not a walker then car hire is a must (we can pre-book, please enquire). 

Kythnos has a history dating back to prehistoric times, hot springs, one of the largest caves in Greece, countless chapels scattered across its landscape, ruined castles, an ancient city and strong traditions, with still-working donkeys and colourful festivals. It also has a recently opened network of walking paths, and we therefore propose our one week walking holidays as the best way to really get under the skin of this undiscovered, beautiful and charming island. However, should you prefer to do your own thing all our clients here will receive a copy of a Hiking Guide on arrival, detailing 11 well designed routes and likely to be handed to you by one of the two co-authors, local guide Katerina Filippa or Nigel Tutt who is British.

Free Kythnos Hiking Guide

As described, Kythnos is a wonderful island for walkers. All our clients here will receive a complimentary copy of this comprehensive Hiking Guide on arrival, detailing 11 well designed routes and likely to be handed to you by one of the two co-authors, local guide Katerina Filippa or Nigel Tutt who is British. 

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Best time to go
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Time Difference

GMT + 2 hours

Currency

Euro

Language

Greek

Average flight times

3 hours 45 minutes

  • Average temperature

    Average rainfall

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Jackie Gogonas
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Those of our clients who have, over the last 20 or so years, visited Tolon in the Peloponnese will know Jackie; our very knowledgeable and passionate representative. Having decided to return to the UK, she has joined our reservations team and, needless to say, knows Tolon, a resort we have featured since 1973, inside out. It will come as no surprise to know that the Peloponnese is her favourite region in Greece.

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