Petit Futé's opinion on BEACHES
Beautiful beaches of Kythnos including Merichas, Martinakia, Apokrissi, Kolona and Fikiada.
To reach the most beautiful beaches of Kythnos, it will often be necessary to be transported from the port. But in any case, there is something for everyone.
The beach of Merichas is not the most pleasant, but it will be able to help if you urgently need to swim. Otherwise, just a few minutes away, the beaches north of the port offer great swimming opportunities.
The beach of Martinakia, north of the port and 5 minutes walk by a series of steps. A small stretch of sand, shaded by tamarisk trees, Martinakia is very popular with families. You will find there what to eat there. For a little more peace and quiet, prefer the tree-planted beach of Episkopi, further north. There you will find an elegant beach bar, the Pountaki, for a drink or a bite to eat.
The beach of Apokrissi, about 3 km away, is one of the largest in Kythnos. Long stretch of sand, it has the advantage of being very well shaded. The Coconuts Beach Bar can be a bit noisy, but you can drink good fresh juices or cocktails there.
Kolona and Fikiada are two Siamese beaches, surely the most beautiful of Kythnos. Separated by a narrow strip of sand, they are a very amazing site. You can get there by road or by sea-taxi. In summer, the accumulation of sailboats unfortunately tends to spoil the landscape a bit for swimmers, but don't forget to come. The beautiful beach bar Kolona is a paradisiacal break where you can drink a cocktail or enjoy a grilled fish.