Kithnos is the second island from the north of the west
Cyclades, between Kea and Seriphos.
One of the
initially inhabited islands of the Cyclades, in the Mesolithic
years 7500-6500 BC. At first it was named Draopis from the
name of its first inhabitants, the Dryopes, an ancient
prehellenic people. Later it was named Kithnos from the name
of the island's king Kithnos.
It has been
also reported as Thermia because of the numerous thermal
springs that run through the island. It flourished to a great
degree, during the antiquity. It offered two ships by fighting
with the Athenian alliance against the Persians and the name
of the Kithnians was written onic the tripod of Delphi. It was
successively colonized by the Macedonians, the Ptolemies and
the Romans. It also belonged to the Duchy of Naxos when it was
conquered by the Francs.
It was one of the first islands to
revolt and join Greece in 1832. During the ruler ship of Othon
it was used as a place of exile for the leaders of the
revolutionary movement of Nauplio. Chora or Messaria is built
in the interior part of the island, and is 8 km away from the
port of Mericha. To the southeast of the island there is the
village and the homonymous church of Panagia tis Kenalas
(Virgin Mary of Canala), protector of the island, the pictures
of whom are the fine artwork of the famous renowned Cretan
painter Antonis Scordilis.
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Ιt is the cosmopolitan center of the Cyclades Complex. Its
reputation has spread during the last years due to its unique
landscape, its archaelogical sites, its cosmopolitan environment and
its magnificent beaches.
houses are scattered all over the island, narrow streets in the town,
chapels and picturesque tavernas hide among art galleries and stores
selling jewellery, souvenirs etc.
Trends that sweep through
the international scene are born in the intense nightlife of this
An island of tempting and
tempestuous reputation such as Mykonos, with high tourism and a rather
superficial lifestyle, inevitably has both fans and critics.
But even the most
unsuspecting visitor immediately realizes that Mykonos is not only a
crazy “bon-viveur”, but also an attractive,
picturesque island with white Chora aside the crystal-clear blue waters
of the Aegean Sea.
charter flights and regular domestic flights from Athens serve
frequently, during summer, the airport of Mykonos.
Because it is so famous,
Mykonos gets really overcrowded during high season but for those who
enjoy the crowd, great fun and all night long entertainment, Mykonos is
the ideal place for holidays.
Have a wonderful time...