Kythnos – Top yacht charter destination
Situated in the western Cyclades between the islands of Kea and Serifos, this mountainous island has 100 kilometres of coastline and at least 70 beaches, many of which are only accessible by boat. The two main settlements, Messaria and Dryopis, have winding streets too narrow for cars. The village of Loutra in the northeast is famous for its thermal springs, where visitors soak in marble tubs at the old bath house.
Aboard your luxury yacht, the world – or, in this case, the island - is your oyster. Many of the beaches are only accessible by foot or boat, which allows you the pick of any deserted stretch. With its picturesque villages of traditional stone houses and paved streets, the island oozes history and tranquillity. Kolona Beach is unique in that it is essentially a strip of land connecting Kythnos to the islet of Agios Loukas. The result is a narrow stretch of strand with azure water lapping at both sides. The island’s main port, Merihas, is a great place to dock and has a vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene. For a quiet escape, Agios Dimitrios Beach on the southern tip is tranquil and seldom crowded.