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About Kythnos

A laid-back little island haven set between Serifos and Kea, Kythnos is a wonderful destination for easygoing explorers. Part of the ever-popular Cyclades group, this island is characterised by rolling hills and green valleys studded with traditional stone huts. Fringed by lovely beaches, this has long been a favourite weekend escape amongst Athenians. Book a room at our pick of the best places to stay on Kythnos and join regular visitors for striking sunsets and seafood feasts aplenty.

For a bit of a buzz, head to the port town of Merihas, where you’ll find shops, cafes and family-owned tavernas. Loutra’s marina attracts international sailors, whilst the lovely villages of Hora and Dryopida are tranquil and traditional, perfect for restful, romantic holidays. If you’re dreaming of sunny days at the seaside, look no further than the impressive double bay of Kolona beach, striking Episkopi beach, or the idyllic little cove of Martinakia.

Venture north to admire the medieval ruins of Kastro Orias on Cape Kefalos, step into the ancient Katafiki Cave or follow scenic hiking and cycling trails along the coast for dazzling panoramic views. Sailing, fishing and diving adventures all come highly recommended. The beautiful Church of Panagia Kanala, one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the Cyclades, celebrates the patron saint of Kythnos and is not to be missed. You’ll find that the best places to stay in Kythnos fill up fast during the annual festival held in her honour each August.

The Best Places to Stay in Kythnos

For Coastal Chic

  • Kythnos Bay Hotel is a chic seaside property with white-on-white interiors. A modern hotel built to reflect classic Cycladic architecture, this spot fuses traditional style with more contemporary touches. Expect airy guest rooms with private balconies, an inviting communal lounge bedecked in blue and white cushions, and a welcoming breakfast room. The beach and various eateries are on your doorstep.


  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner


  • Fly to Athens International Airport and hop aboard a ferry to Kythnos from Athens' Piraeus or Rafina ports. You can then travel into town by bus or taxi.
  • There's plenty to see in Kythnos! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • Expect hot summers, with temperatures reaching around 25 - 30°C between June and August, which is also peak season. For fewer crowds and cooler weather travel in April, May or late September, when you can also find great hotel deals.



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Best Hotels in Kythnos

  • Kythnos Bay Hotel Kithnos, Kythnos 45 rooms from AU$88

    Beach Life  -  Just steps from the beach this is an ideal seaside destination.
    Diving  -  Discover the colours of the ocean on a diving expedition.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Air conditioningPet friendlyViewsParking

    A chic coastal property set on the picturesque island of Kythnos. Light and airy white-washed rooms mix contemporary and traditional styles and all feature their own private terraces. Indulgent breakfasts are served and the staff are ever friendly. An ideal base to explore the island from. See More

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