kythera island highlights
Kythera is not a typical Greek island.
You witness natural beauty between sea and waterfall waters, canyon secrets and fine taste of organic olive oil, goat cheese and amazing honey bee from flowers.
History signs, ancient castle towns,
country side villages, magic beachfront places and sunset superior secret spots.
A spiritual connection of Peloponnese region and Crete island belongs to Ionian
islands complex. A combination of colours and flavours in one place, in one unique island.
Choose wise from the following list and look for our advise for a schedule suggestions upon arrival.
All of the beachfront spots to visit in the island have crystal waters and they are surrounded by beautiful landscapes.
Most organised beaches are Kapsali, Agia Pelagia and Diakofti beach.
With more privacy and natural highlights are Chalkos, Melidoni, Avlemonas and Kakia Lagada beach.
The most famous Kaladi and Palaiopoli beach, are the best places to relax.
Lykodimou, Vroulea, Feloti and Kalami beach belongs to alternative secret spots to discover and spend time with privacy.
The island have a rich history from
the prehistoric times until today.
Archeological museum of Chora and Byzantine museum in Livadi area are open for visitors. Parchaeological site of Paleokastro (= Old Castle) is the largest fortified settlement on the island of Kythera pointed in the meddle of the island.
Also Chora, island capital, castle on top of the hill worth a visit especial with full moon, and old town of Kato Mylopotamos during sunset hours.
Kythera trail network are one of the most famous around the Greek islands.
The trail network of the island
are friendly to the hiker and every other visitor of the area satisfy and respond to all ages and walking ability
guarantee a joyfull hiking experience.
Their goal is to highlight the culture and nature of the place and also motivate locals to start walking!
Before arrival ask for more info.
The island is small but the local
products and cuisine and characterised by amazing quality and flavours.
Kytherian thyme honey, organic olive oil, sea salt, herbs and olive oil rusks became famous around the world thanks to their origin. Already belong to unique foods of Greek gastronomy. Sausages, Xerotigana, , Xinochontros (wheat frumenty with goat milk), oil cheese and cream cheese are the island’s most famous products. “Rozedes” are distinguished, a traditional sweet with honey, almonds, semolina, sugar and cinnamon, along with “Fatourada” a delicious liqueur made of Greek tsipouro and cinnamon clover.
Kythera has a rich ecclesiastical history and tradition, with important archeological religious monuments of the byzantine and meta-byzantine periods, monasteries and pilgrimages of historical value, and literally three hundred churches and chapels, old and more recent.
The most important of the island is Panagia Myrtidiotissa. Other pilgrimages are Agia Moni,
Agios Ioannis in Kremnos,
Monastery of Saint Theodorou
and Agios Elessas.
Amazing position and history that worth a visit has Agios Georgios in the Mountain, above Avlemonas village.
(c) Nikos Roussos
& Green oasis
Discover natural highlights and explore them easily in few hours. Near the village of Mylopotamos lies a green valley where you will find waterfalls.
Be brave to swim, the water is quite cold, even in summer but refreshing. This magical and green area, called Neraida, includes a few abandoned watermills, stone bridges and towering trees.
If you continue along the ravine, you will reach the beach of Kalami where you can take a refreshing dip and relax before heading back.
In the same category belong Amir Ali springs in Karavas area, that is a half a hour walk inside nature, combined with a visit to local shops.