Our very own Kythnos
What can we say about our beloved little island? With an area of 99 sq. km. (the 9th largest Cycladic island!), it has almost 100 beaches, coves and bays (plenty of exploring to do!) and produces amazing honey, capers, cheese as well as very tasty figs. In the past, there was an important barley production; during the pre-war years exporting about 650 million kilos, with Fix brewery being the main buyer of it.
We prefer calling the island Thermia, a name originating from the hot thermal springs located in Loutra village. You should call it that too, makes you sound more local…
The history of the island
Its first settlement, in the bay of Maroulas, dates back to the Mesolithic times (8000-9000BC), while its ancient city, Vryokastro, was inhabited from the 10th century BC. until the first period of the Middle Ages. Then, for protection from pirate raids, the inhabitants moved to the inaccessible but beautiful Castle of Oria. After the fall of the Castle, the settlement of Chora (or Messaria) began to be created, which is today the capital of the island.
In the more recent years, there was an important barley production with the pre-war years exports being around 650 million kilograms, Fix brewery being the main buyer of it.
What we love about Kyhtnos is the secluded beaches and the quietness, the warm sun and the hedgehogs crossing the streets and most of all the sunsets we enjoy up on Margiora’s terrace.