Kythnos – Ormos Kolona: the best anchorage in the Cyclades?

From Batsi in Andros we headed south west to Kythnos to an anchorage that had been recommend to us – Ormos Kolona.

Batsi, Andros to Ormos Kolona, Kythnos 38NM

There are two bays separated by a sand bar. Both anchorages were pretty crowded when we got there. We tried the east bay first but couldn’t find a space to get our anchor in so motored back around the headland to the west bay which is much bigger. The water is beautiful and clear and there is a hot spring on one of the beaches which is a short dinghy ride to the north side of the bay. There is a nice restaurant above the beach which was open all day.

We stayed for a couple of days, swimming and walking along the beach and peninsular. A spectacular place and well worth the visit.

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