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Walking on Kythnos Island

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
  • Activity level
  • From $1399per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Mondays only from 3 Apr '23 to 23 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights single-centre accommodation in a hotel
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • Headwater navigation app
  • Return private car transfers between Athens airport and ferry port, and between Kythnos ferry port and hotel
  • Return ferry between Athens (Lavrio) and Kythnos
  • Car transfers as per the itinerary
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Upgrade to superior accommodation on Kythnos
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Art & history, swimming opportunities, coastal routes, island exploring

Greece

Walking on Kythnos Island

  • Explore the remains of castles, churches, and one of Greece's largest caves
  • Stay in the heart of the island in tranquil accommodation, eating at traditional tavernas
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic Cycladic way of life with astonishing beaches and architecture
  • Upgrade to 4* accommodation on Kythnos - quote W06KP

Kythnos has all the extraordinary beauty and charm that we associate with the Greek Islands, but without the hustle and bustle of the popular tourist spots. Certainly, one of the lesser-known Cycladic Islands, Kythnos is one of the closest to the mainland and is renowned for its striking landscapes, golden sunsets, traditional architecture, ancient archaeological sites, and of course, its joyful community of welcoming locals. Fishermen provide the island with fresh fish every day and the lands are cultivated with care and love as the community provides exquisite products like the well-known thyme honey.

Full of exceptional walking trails, this trip will take you to the most beautifully sandy beaches with clear waters, across wild countryside, and past ancient settlements with uninterrupted ocean views. You'll visit the excavation site of a 2,500-year-old ancient city, the ruins of an intriguing Byzantine castle set on a spectacular headland, and even natural hot springs by the beach.

Your accommodation on Kythnos is authentically Cycladic with beautiful white stone walls and a central courtyard to bask in the Greek sunshine. You have the option to upgrade to superior accommodation on Kythnos with stunning views and an outdoor swimming pool, please quote W06KP for prices.

Your last night is spent in the port town of Lavrio on the mainland. Located just 150m from a lovely sandy beach, your beautiful hotel has an outdoor pool and poolside restaurant for you to enjoy. You can also visit the nearby Poseidon temple during your stay in Lavrio.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Athens and transfer to Kythnos Island

Arrive in Athens and transfer to Lavrio port for an afternoon ferry to Kythnos (approx. 2hrs). Transfer to your accommodation in Chora, the capital of Kythnos Island, where you can enjoy dinner in a traditional Greek taverna.
Overnight Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos (breakfast included).

Day 2: Walk to Vryokastro Ancient City Excavation (11KM/7MILES)

To begin your Greek getaway, your first walk takes you from Chora to Diassela where the two popular beaches of Episkopi and Apokrousi invite you in. But first, you walk up to Vryokastro, a 2,500-year-old ancient city where excavations have uncovered temples, public buildings, and a port! Head back to Apokrousi beach for a leisurely lunch break and a swim in the clear waters - there are also sea kayaks available to rent here. There's an optional 2km walk to the iconic crescent shaped Kolona Isthmus beach should you wish to visit. Your afternoon takes you through a lush valley back to Chora.

Please note: a guide is required for the excavation tour which is included with your trip.
Overnight Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos (breakfast included).

Day 3: Orias Castle, Prehistoric Settlements, and Hot Springs (14KM/9MILES)

Leave your hotel in Chora and head towards Loutra port up to Orias Castle. Here you can explore the remains of a Byzantine Castle with incredible views across to Kea Island. The castle was destroyed by the Turks in 1570, though some churches remain. You pass a 10,000-year-old Neolithic prehistoric site before reaching Loutra port with its hydrotherapy centre and hot springs running onto the side of the beach. Return to your accommodation in Chora.
Overnight Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos (breakfast included).

Day 4: Walk to Dryopida's Katafiki Cave via washhouses to Kanala (8KM/5MILES)

Today begins with a transfer to Dryopida, the second largest village on the island. Your walk begins at Katafiki cave, one of Greece's biggest caves which contains stalagmites and stalactites as well as the remains of iron ore mining activities from the last century. Continue through the pedestrianised village to Panaghia Stou Mathia with washhouses that were used up until the 1970's. Follow the coastal path to the religious site of Kanala and a nearby beach before transferring back to Chora.
Overnight Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos (breakfast included).

Day 5: Aghios Ioannis & Aghios Stephanos (10KM/6.5MILES)

From Chora, you follow the path to an old monastery and across picturesque valleys to Aghios Ioannis beach, only accessible by foot, boat, or a 4x4 vehicle. Using a short unmarked coastal path, you can reach Aghios Stephanos for lunch, a swim, or even a snorkel. Follow a track uphill through oak trees and another valley before reaching your accommodation in Chora.
Overnight Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos (breakfast included).

Day 6: Walk via Flambouria beach to Kythnos port (6KM/4MILES)

Check out of your accommodation before transferring to Aghios Konstantinos towards the south of the island. Here, you can take a short walk to Flambouria beach along well-crafted stone steps built in the 1960’s for mules. From the end of the beach, you walk uphill and into the valley to Merichas port to try the island’s only professional producer’s wine. Take the ferry back to Lavrio where you’ll spend your last night in this lovely port town. You can visit the beach, have a swim, and enjoy a delicious dinner.
Overnight Hotel Saron, Lavrio (breakfast included).

Day 7: Depart for home

Transfer from your hotel in Lavrio back to Athens airport.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Filoxenia, Kythnos

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Located in Chora, your first 5 nights are spent in beautifully traditional Cycladic accommodation. With a central courtyard overlooking the picturesque alleys of Hora, these charming studios are family-run with excellent hospitality and facilities, many with their own balcony. Breakfast is served at the adjacent bar and dinner is available at a choice of local tavernas, all serving locally sourced, seasonal dishes.

Please see Chora Kythnos Suites for our upgrade on Kythnos - quote W06KP for prices.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Saron, Lavrio

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Your last night is spent in Lavrio in Mainland Greece near to Cap Sounio. Just 150m from a lovely sandy beach, Hotel Saron also has its own swimming pool for you to relax in. Their poolside restaurant serves excellent Greek cuisine for breakfast and dinner.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 6 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in a hotel

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

GPS route directions and maps

Headwater navigation app

Return private car transfers between Athens airport and ferry port, and between Kythnos ferry port and hotel

Return ferry between Athens (Lavrio) and Kythnos

Car transfers as per the itinerary


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Mondays only from 3rd Apr 2023 to 23rd Oct 2023, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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