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Kythnos

Listed under Islands in Cyclades Islands, Greece.

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Kythnos has more than 70 beaches along its 100kms of coastline, a series of lovely crescent shaped bays of clear water and fine sands, yet it's not very popular with international visitors; the Greeks still like to come here, especially for the long weekends. There are lots of old fashioned villages and traditional resorts with winding streets that are too narrow for cars, and the architecture is a mixture of the whitewashed, flat roofed Cycladic design with some interesting experimentation being done with slanted roofs. The island is also known for a few notably impressive churches.

At the northeast end of the island is a town known for its hot springs which are said to have restorative powers. This was the first inhabited island in the Cyclades, so its history is impressive – maybe that's why its still one of the most traditionally Greek islands in the group.

Written by  Jodie Kimbah.

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