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Kithnos

Kithnos is an island in Cyclades, a Greek sailing area.

The anchorages on Kithnos:

Island Overview

Kithnos is located in the West Cyclades, and it is not as popular as other islands in the Cyclades. The island offers tourists both gentle and dramatic sceneries that will blow your mind. The island is also surrounded by beaches that you can explore. It is a perfect destination to go on a yacht charter Greece if you are looking for a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. There is a wide range of activities that you can try out in Kithnos, from relaxing on the beaches to hiking around the island.

Kithnos, Photo by: houses_ofthe_world (Source: Instagram)
Kithnos, Photo by: houses_ofthe_world (Source: Instagram)

Navigation

On your yacht charter Greece to Kithnos, you will find a wide range of anchorages where you can anchor your yacht. You can head to Ormos Kolona, Ormos Apokriosis, and Ormos Fikiadha, and they are just N of Ormos Merikha. Ormos Kolona is a sandbar bay, and you can anchor in the NE corner, which is 3-10m on the sand. In the summer, you will take a long line ashore to the N side. The bottom of the bay is sand, and it has good holding. You can also anchor in 3-5m on sand and weed in Ormos Fikiadha. It has a good holding as soon as the anchor is through the weed. In Ormos Apokriosis, anchor in 5-10m on sand and weed and then take the long line ashore to the N side for added security.

 

You can also take your yacht to Ormos Merikhas, which is a small harbor on the W coast and the ferry port of Kithnos. You can then go stern or bows to the quay between the two piers. Ensure that you allow plenty of scopes, and you anchor your boat well in to cope with ferry wash and the gusts from the Meltemi. Most ferries are now using the new quay that is just outside the basin.

Kithnos, Photo by: yutakis (Source: Instagram)
Kithnos, Photo by: yutakis (Source: Instagram)

General information

Kithnos is a Greek island located in the west Cyclades between Kea and Serifos. The island is small, and it is not developed in tourism like other islands around it. This makes it a heavenly retreat for crewed yacht charter Greece looking for peaceful and serene vibes. The island is surrounded by quiet beaches, scenic villages, and serene landscapes that you can explore by joining yacht charter Greece. The island will not stay a secret for long because of its picturesque scenery and should be on your yacht destinations while you are in the Cyclades.

Kithnos, Photo by: kristiannakk (Source: Instagram)
Kithnos, Photo by: kristiannakk (Source: Instagram)

Places of Interest

Panagia Kanala

Panagia Kanala is one of the best churches that you will find in Kithnos. You will find the church in a picturesque location, and it also serves as a fine example of the types of churches in Greece. The church is among the top destinations on the island, and it offers photo opportunities for tourists.

Panagia Kanala, Photo by: mitzou77 (Source: Instagram)
Panagia Kanala, Photo by: mitzou77 (Source: Instagram)

Kolona Beach

This is a mind-blowing beach which is even more stunning than in pictures. The beach does not have natural shades on the beach, but you will love its spectacular scenery.

Kolona Beach, Photo by: fnikolopoulos (Source: Instagram)
Kolona Beach, Photo by: fnikolopoulos (Source: Instagram)

Kythnos Hot Springs

Kithnos is popularly known for its hot springs, and it attracts visitors from all over the world. You will enjoy the spring because they are warm and inviting and offer mesmerizing sceneries.

Byzantine museum

You will find this museum in Driopida, and it is an excellent destination for history and religious enthusiasts. The museum houses collections like holy icons, golden crosses, and gospels from the 18th century and numerous other ecclesiastical items.

Apokrousi Beach

This is a family-friendly beach to go to in Kithnos. It is a great destination to chill out as it is equipped with a bar, sunbeds, and umbrellas.

Apokrousi Beach, Photo by: irininini1 (Source: Instagram)
Apokrousi Beach, Photo by: irininini1 (Source: Instagram)

Church of Agios Ioannis

You will find this church in Chora, and it is located in a paved street surrounded by pastry shops, and cafeterias. It has Cycladic architecture, and it is a lovely destination not to miss for architecture enthusiasts.

Church of Agios Ioannis, Photo by: Spiros (Source: flickr)
Church of Agios Ioannis, Photo by: Spiros (Source: flickr)

Merichas Port

This port is the busiest and most touristy part of Kithnos. It looks just like a typical Cycladic harbor with its white houses but also surrounded by modern buildings. You will find hotels and taverns where you can try out delicious fish delicacies.

Chora

This town was built on the top of a cliff to hide from the pirates. Chora is filled with whitewashed houses, jewelry stores, cozy shops, and traditional taverns to explore. The town has a relaxed vibe, and it is surrounded by small chapels that are constructed with the traditional architecture of the island.

Chora, Photo by: renadiok (Source: Instagram)
Chora, Photo by: renadiok (Source: Instagram)

History of Kithnos

The history of the island dates back to the prehistoric period. Lots of old settlements were found around the island, and the site of Vryokastro is among the most popular. You will find this site above the bay of Episkopi, and it dates back to the 7th and 5th centuries BC. The island has been destroyed and rebuilt many times. In 1207, during the Venetian era of Kithnos history, the island was controlled by Frankish lord Marco Sanudo. The island remains under Venetian rule for about 400 years. During that time, the island was called Thermia, and the capital was Kastro. The last Venetian lord was Angelo Gozzadini before the Turks overthrew him in 1617.

The island then remained religious free after the Turks took over the island, but it was poor and backward. The locals later revolted against the Turks. In recent years, the island was under the first Greek King Othon, who used the island as an exile for political prisoners. The population of the island also dwindled during the Second World War. Today, the island is prosperous and thriving, and it is gradually getting popular among tourists.

Kithnos, Photo by: fantastic_view_kythnos (Source: Instagram)
Kithnos, Photo by: fantastic_view_kythnos (Source: Instagram)
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