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(52 n.m. from Piraeus)

An island bleached by the sun, washed by the sea and blown by the wind, Kythnos is a place to feel very close to nature. From the port of Merichas, at a distance of 7 km one can visit the main town of Chora where there are many archaeological sites and Byzantine churches. On stone pavements and patios , local artists have painted flowers, fish and sailing boats with lime. Narrow streets winding through the town with arches bowing over them, whitewashed houses and windmills make Chora a beautiful town true to the Cyclades tradition of unique architecture. For the sailor, crowded Merichas is a trial.For those who prefer peace we suggest anchoring in one of the twin bays of Fikiada and Apokriosis just a mile N of Merichas.
The little port of Loutra on the NE side of the island is another favourite yacht anchorage.The hot mineral springs of Loutra run to this day, while the village itself welcomes the yachtsman as a guest of honour.