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To the Church and Beach of Saint John the Theologian

The beach of Agios Ioannis (Saint John) in the northeastern part of the island may be the most beautiful beach on Kythnos, in terms of both the water and the entire landscape. One of its distinctive features is quite difficult access. By land, it can be reached only by footpath or with a 4X4 on a rough 4-kilometer dirt road from the church of the Prophet Elias (Profitis Ilias) northeast of Chora. For approach on foot, there are two options: either take the 3.6-kilometer path near the landfill of Chora that passes the churches of the Virgin Mary (Panagia) and Saint George (Agios Georgios), or take the 1.9-kilometer coastal path from the beach of Agios Stefanos (Saint Stephen) that passes the beaches of Ragousi and Agoritsa, then ends at Agios Ioannis. The beach of Agios Ioannis is a very long, idyllic sandy beach, with natural shade from many tamarisk trees, and some boats. On a small hill to the left of the beach, the little church of Saint John the Theologian (Agios Ioannis o Theologo


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Altitude (in meters) : 308
Distance : 3600 meters
Duration of Visit : 1 hour
Difficulty : Moderate to difficultModerate to difficult



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