Kolona beach, Kythnos, Cyclades, Greek Islands, Greece, Europe

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Low-key Kythnos (also known as Kithnos or Thermia) is a series of rolling hills punctuated by stone huts and bisected by ancient walls, green valleys and some wonderful beaches. Port life in Merihas and village life in beautiful Hora and Dryopida remain easygoing, and foreign tourists are few, although the marina at Loutra brings with it an international buzz in summertime. Ease of access from Athens sees Greek travellers filling the island’s beaches on sunny weekends.


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