Category Cyclades, Destinations

The Cycladic island of Kythnos has landscapes that will seduce you, with colours and scents of the Aegean and stories that sweetly mix legend and myth with history. Once you get to know Kythnos, you will realise why its name is derived from the ancient Greek verb “keftho”, which means “hide”. There is so much hidden beauty and authentic Aegean character here, even though it’s just a short hop by ferry from Athens.

Picturesque Cycladic villages boast narrow streets of cobbled stone and gardens full of flowers; chapels emerge from rocky headlands and forest glades; a sprawling coastline reveals a hundred bays and coves, all suitable for swimming; caves make the ideal hideouts for fairies and elves; and castles stand in sturdy defiance of enemy onslaught! And then there are the aromas of oregano and thyme, windmills put to task by the Aegean winds and lonely lighthouses whose light imparts a sense of safety and hope. This is Kythnos, a living fairy tale inviting you to experience it together with its hospitable residents, an island ready fall in love with.

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