Merichas Harbor

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The harbor of Merichas lies on the west side of the island, five miles south of the cape of Kefalos at its northern tip. The main harbor used by the ferry boats, Merichas lies at the SE end of the homonymous bay and offers reasonable protection from the meltemi (the Etesians), which mainly gusts here from the NE.

Visiting yachts can moor stern/bows to the quay (or even alongside in quiet periods) SE of the short ferry jetty, where depths are 3.0 – 5.0 meters and the holding good in sand and mud. Shelter is good in the prevailing NE winds, which blow a yacht off the quay, but poor with anything W in the wind.

Strong westerlies would probably make the harbor untenable. The surroundings here are not very attractive, but Merichas is a useful port of call when strong NE winds make a passage round Kefalos challenging.

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Kythnos Hiking Map

Kythnos Hiking Map

Scale: 1:25.000
Edition: June 2009

It is the first GIS map of Kythnos, meaning that this is the first time the island is mapped with a topographic precision in proportion to the map scale.

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Sail la Vie 469

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Sailing Yacht for Charter

  • Berths 10
  • Built 2014
  • Length 46.90 ft


Small sandy beach, located to the left atrium beneath the church of Panagia Kanala, 16 km southeast of Hora. The shallow waters of the bay are safe for the children.

Kalo Livadi Beach

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Located in the south-eastern part of the island. A beautiful sandy beach with crystal clear waters.

Beach Trivlaka (Thrice Stupid)is located about 4 km south of Dryopis, on the southwest coast of Kythnos. A tiny beach, at the bottom of two facing slopes that plunge into the sea.


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Mega Yacht for Charter

Deserted beach, 4 km southwest of Dryopida. An isolated beach, accessible via a winding dirt road.


The most beautiful, like a landscape, beach of Kythnos is Kolona which is to the northwest of Mericha, just 3 km west of the country. A narrow strip of sand connects the island of Kythnos with the island of St.

Merichas Beach

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The beach of Merichas renowned for its crystal waters. This is a natural bay with fine sand on the coast, full of red, earth, blue and white colours like those that dominate the Aegean.

Sir Winston Churchill

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Motor Sailer for Charter

  • Berths 12
  • Built 1960
  • Length 134.50 ft

Small beach, the first we encounter as we go from Mericha to Loutra. Access by road from the beach road.

Episkopi Beach

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Episkopi is a small, charming and sandy beach, which has 500 meter stretch of sand. Its organized in a small part and there is only a small taverna, offering ouzo, tsipouro and tasteful dishes.

Flampouria Beach

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Beach Flampouria is located 3 km southeast of Dryopida, in front of the settlement, with plenty of shade from trees. Sand, pebbles and the church of Panagia Flampouriani which dominating in the middle, dividing the beach into two parts.

Lagoon 420

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Catamaran for Charter

  • Berths 8
  • Built 2008
  • Length 42.00 ft

Apokrousi is a blue flag beach and one of the largest beaches on the island, with sand and trees. It is located to the north of Port Merihas and after the cove Episkopi.

Agia Eirini Beach

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Agia Eirini is placed on the north east coast of Kythnos, It is a pebbled beach and can be reached from the popular Loutra beach. The waters are bright blue and provide a tranquil environment to relax, since it does not usually get crowded.

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