In the central part of the island you will find the largest village of Kythnos island, which is Dryopida. As you enter, you can see the sizeable neighbourhood of Galatas, which offers a glimpse of its very distinct architecture, with its tiled roofs and labyrinthine alleys. Continuing the tour through the narrow streets, you will see the largest church on the island, Agia Anna, Kythnos’s version of the Athens Metropolis. Crossing the main street, the so called Piazza, you will greet and meet the Greek ladies of the village, sat there drinking their coffee and gossipping the island’s news. The next stop is the enchanting cave of Katafyki, one of the largest in Greece. To finish the walking tour we visit first of all the Byzantine Museum, with its rare and famous collection of Orthodox icons from previous centuries, and then we go to the Folk Museum where we learn about the lives of Kythnos people from days gone by, both rich and poor.
I love nature and I grew up experiencing the traditional arts and customs of Kythnos. I feel that the history of Kythnos is flowing in my veins. For a long time, I have been designing unique experiences that bring you closer to the tradition and history of Kythnos island. I am passionate about Kythnos' history and culture and I hike Kythnos re-discovering its secrets every day.
You will see the sizeable neighbourhood of Galatas, walk through the narrow streets, visit the largest church on the island, Agia Anna, cross the so-called Piazza then visit the enchanting cave of Katafyki, the Byzantine Museum and the Folk Museum.
Discover Dryopida, untouched by time