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Hora of the island is Kythnos or Mesaria, a traditional Cycladic settlement built on the slopes of a hill. In Hora you will walk in narrow cobbled streets under picturesque “steadia” (galleries), next to white stone built houses, and will visit the beautiful churches: the Agia Triada, a royal basilica with dome that is the oldest church of the island, Sotiras, Agios Ioannis with its wood carved iconostasis from the 16th century, the historical church of Agios Savvas with a sign above the door from1613, that in the years of the Frankish occupation functioned as an Orthodox and as a Catholic church. In your tour in Hora you must not omit to visit the Archaeological Collection of Kythnos, where you will see interesting discoveries from  excavations in the island. At a distance of 800 metres from Hora, on an elevation, we find the monastery of Panagia Nikous, a marvellous royal basilica with dome.

The harbour of the island and port of Dryopida is a place with a tourist infrastructure. It is a settlement full of life any time of the day. The Byzantine Museum, where you will see icons, old books and ecclesiastical utensils is found in Merichas. In the Folklore Museum you will observe objects of past periods.

It is a coastal settlement, port of Hora, with an organised marina and tourist infrastructure. It took its name from the medicinal sources that are found in the region.

Dryopida or Horio or Syllakas, constitutes a separate picture of the island. The settlement includes two-storied houses with tiled roofs, something that is not extensively used in Cyclades. The Piatsa and the district of Galatas, but also the beautiful churches of the settlement, are some of the sights of Drypida.

On the south-east of Dryopida lays the small settlement of Lefkes with its lovely beach, with sand and pebbles and enough shade from the tamarisk trees. An old mine of iron and manganese is found near the settlement.

The ancient city of Kythnos, which was inhabited from the 10th B.C. up to the 7th A.D. century, with a peak in the classical and roman years, was found north of Merichas, near the beach of Episkopi, in the region Vryokastro. The space is full of ruins of walls, foundations of temples and altars.

A narrow band of sand links landscape with the islet of Agios Loukas,thus shaping a natural shelter for the ships and an impressive beach that astonishes any visitor.It is found on the north-west of Merichas, in the place Kolona. The homonym church is found in the islet of Agios Loukas.


This is the medieval capital of Kythnos that is found in the northern utmost of the island. Parts of walls of a Venetian castle, as well as ruins of houses and two churches are still preserved. The city was destroyed on the 16th century from the Turks.

Monastery of Agia Kanala

The monastery of Panagia  Kanala-protector of the island-with the exceptional icon of Panagia;work of the Cretan painter Antonis Skordilis from the 17th century, is found south of Dryopida, on the eastern coasts, built on a rock near the settlement of Kanala.

Wind and Solar Park

The Wind and Solar Park is found near the space of the helicopter deck, outside Hora. Wind generators and solar collectors are used for powering of the island. It functions from 1982 and includes 5 wind generators with a production capacity of 500.000 KW hours per year.
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