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Kythnos or Thermia is situated between the islands of Gia & Serifos, 52 nautical miles from Piraeus port, a distance which conventional boats cover in 3 hours, whereas from Lavrio’s port the distance is approximately 2 hours. Its extent of ground is 99klm2 with 1.500 permanent residents.

Most probably the island was named after its founder Kythno, even though his existence is very ambivalent. The word (driopic or Phoenician in origin) it’s possible that may be based on the root “kyth” which comes from the verb “keyftho” which means hide (the participle =dark, deep place where someone can disappear). This interpretation of the name arraigns to some physical attribute of the island during the premature ancientry (shadowy forests, deep valleys or caves or mines)........


Info: http://www.kythnos.gr

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