Welcome to Kythira!
The island of heavenly Aphrodite, an erotic refuge for the most famous couple of history, Paris and beautiful Helen, a place of utopia and search until nowadays.
In the waters of Kythira, the goddess Aphrodite was born, according to the ancient myth that has survived to this day. It was created by the foam of the organs of the god Heaven who, in his battle with Zeus, fell into the sea of Kythira.
In Orphic religions prior to the 12th century, the relationship of Kythira with the goddess of love, “The Quiet Goddess of the Lovefather” is first identified. This is also suggested by the origin of the name by the verb I come to my knees, which means I have hidden in me the love. Indeed, in the antiquity of Akythyros, someone who was lagging behind in beauty, while those who made love on the island, discovered the hidden erotic passion.
Although Paris with the beautiful Helen did not need a love passion, they went to Kythira to enjoy their bondage to the unique enchanting environment that the island offers and remains unchanged to this day.
Natural beauties of Kythira
It is a pleasant surprise for the visitor of the island to discover splendid locations by footpaths, such as Myloi in the traditional village of Mylopotamos, with its running waters forming small waterfalls and ponds covered with centuries-old plane trees and lush vegetation. It took its name from the watermills there and operated until the 70s. Today, the network of the old paths and the stone arched bridges lead the visitors on routes that will surely remain unforgettable.