Very close to Athens, just 1.5 hours from the port of Lavrion and 3 hours from the port of Piraeus, there is a beautiful small island called Kythnos, which belongs to the Western Cyclades complex.

At the entrance of Chora, Kythnos

At the entrance of Chora, Kythnos

Kythnos keeps its unique beauty and character unspoiled thanks to the lack of massive tourism and its inhabitants’ good taste and love for art! They keep the alleys of its villages whitewashed, perfectly clean, and full of beautiful paintings.

Tradition has it that every resident is responsible for the cleanliness of their space. Especially during Easter period everyone cares to have their home and neighborhood whitened and decorated. The variety of decorations is remarkable! People paint flowers, boats and various other shapes related to the culture and life on the island. Walking through the narrow streets, visitors admire the variety of these decorations, as well as the simplicity and harmony that prevails in the landscape and architecture.

Get a taste:

Alleys of Kythnos

Alleys of Kythnos

Alleys of Kythnos

Kythnos house decorations

  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Kythnos house decorations
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Kythnos house colours
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Kythnos house decorations
  • Kythnos house decorations
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Boat Painting Kythnos
  • Chrysopi Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Kythnos house decorations
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos
  • Alleys of Kythnos

Photography by Kyriaki Iatropouli.