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.
Between Peloponnese and Crete, Kythira embraces three Myrtoo, the Cretan and the Ionian sea, with enchanting beaches, some with fine sand, some with pebbles, other large and other smaller ones, but all with clear blue waters, so some of them have been awarded the Blue Flag Awards 2016, what would be the favorite beach of Paris and the beautiful Helen?
Trip to Kythira
May be Paleopoli was the largest of the island with fine sand, a few hundred meters discovered an ancient sanctuary presumed to belong to Aphrodite and immediately next to it the picturesque village of Avlemonas. The beach in the cosmopolitan and picturesque Kapsali consists of two bays that form Omega and has a view of the traditional Chora capital of the island with the imposing Venetian castle. Or in the west overlooking the Ionian Sea, the small beach of Limionas in the traditional fishing village with the cells for the boats and near the Aphrodite Baths. Probably the answer is to the pleasant memory that the visitor takes with him after an unforgettable summer vacation in Kythira.