Chora of Kythnos is the capital town of the island. As almost all capital towns in the Cyclades islands, Chora of Kythnos is constructed on the highest spot of the island. Until the 16th century AD, the capital of Kythnos was located close to Loutra, on the northern side of the island, and was surrounded by castle walls. However, when that town was destroyed by pirates, the inhabitants moved to a more protected spot in the centre of Kythnos island and constructed the present capital.
Chora village is a wonderful place of Cycladic architecture. It is spread with white houses, flowered yards and lovely churches, while it is crossed by narrow paved paths. Many churches in Chora date from the Medieval times and host interesting frescoes in the interior. Some important churches in Chora Kythnos are the church of Holy Trinity and of Saint John Prodromos.
Most permanent inhabitants of Kythnos live in Chora, where visitors will also find many Kythnos studios and rooms, restaurants, shops, banks and other services. A bus also connects Chora with other villages and the main tourist spots of Kythnos Cyclades.