Merihas is a small seaside village, which has kept its traditional appearance throughout the years. It is placed on the west coast of the island, at 8 km from the main town and this is the main port of Kythnos island, where ferries from Piraeus and the nearby islands moor. Merihas village has a few permanent residents, some of which speak English, but even if they don't, it is easy to communicate with them. The village tends to get quite crowded in the peak season, when tourists come to the island. Many summer boat trips start from this point and Merihas is connected to Chora by buses. Merihas has some hotels and room rentals to stay. In fact, it concentrates most of the available options around its port. Merihas also has a lively nightlife that attracts the young people of the island and lots of tourists. Moreover, you will have the chance to enjoy a fresh fish meal in the numerous taverns of the village, while sitting at a table almost on the water's edge. As for some sights to see in Merihas, there is the close by site of Vryokatsro, the ancient capital of the island, inhabited until the 7th century A.D, with ruins of walls, temples, altars and Roman buildings. Moreover, pay a visit to the church of Panagia Flambouriani. The nearest beaches to Merihas village are Episkopi, Apokrousi and Martinakia. Source: www.greeka.com
Kythnos is a cycladic island, between Kea and Serifos (West Cyclades), 52 nautical miles from the port of Pireus and only 25 miles from the port of Lavrio. That means that you can be to the island in about 3,5 hours from piraieus and in only 2 hours from Lavrio with ships. There are daily connections between Kythnos and the ports of Pireus and Lavrio It has been called “Thermia” since the 12th century when it was first referred to as “Diocese of Kea and Kythnos”. The name “Thermia” is due to the hot springs of water existing to this day at the bay Loutra. Kythnos is 99.3 square kilometers, with 104 km of coastline, 92 bays, coves and beaches, most of which are accessible by car .Alternative you can visit and some more quiet beaches with the sea taxis from the port of Merichas There are two inland villages,Chora or Messaria, and Dryopida. Additionally, there are three main coastal settlements: the main port Merichas, , Loutra with the hot water springs and Panagia Kanala with the church of the same name.
Although Kythnos Island is not one of the most popular destinations in the Cyclades (unfairly so in my opinion), it is a fairly large island with many bays and small coves which form excellent beaches. The beaches in Kythnos are wonderful and can satisfy any kind of preference as there are beaches with golden sand but also beaches with fine or coarse pebbles while there are many areas with rocks you can swim in beautiful waters. The difference from the other beaches in the Cyclades is that on Kythnos Island there are not any organized beaches with umbrellas and sun lounges, so you can feel more close to Nature, if you are looking for relative seclusion it is very easy to find on Kythnos. The large welcoming Tamarisk trees will offer you shade at most of the beaches of Kythnos. On several beaches of course, there are small shops for the essentials. The diversity of the beaches of Kythnos Island is due to the difficulty of access, several of them can be approached either through unpaved roads or from the sea.