Kythira is a true discovery for anyone who visits the island of Myrtoo sea for the first time, the fact that there are still places that still preserve colors and scents from the past.


The small harbor with the fishing boats in the picturesque fishing village of Avlemonas.

Discover Kythira

The villages in Kythera retain many authentic elements and most of them today are complete aesthetic ensembles that fascinate the visitor immediately. In Kythira the orchards are still blooming, the courtyards of the houses emerge in the air with colorful flower pots and if you are lucky the smell of the wood oven that bakes oil nuts will make you discover them.

Starting the tourist routes from the southern part of the island to the capital Chora with its narrow, picturesque streets, white houses with beautiful enclosed courtyards, century-old mansions and the imposing Venetian castle dominating in three seas. At the foot of Chora, built within a natural bay that forms Omega, is the picturesque Kapsali with a magnificent view of the Cretan Sea, the rocky island of Chitra and cosmopolitan life.

At the center west of the island, built between the village of Mylopotamos , the village Mylopotamos is built from the main square of the village, springs that flow from the area of Myli with the traditional watermills. Kato Chora is a settlement of Mylopotamos that is preserved and is considered a model of architectural planning, has ancient houses and there is the Venetian castle of Kato Chora with the wonderful sunset.

Centrally on the island on the main road there is the village Aroniadika with scenic alleys and interesting architecture that is a blend of influences from the Peloponnese and the Aegean style.
To the south you will find the village Mitata with panoramic views of lush vegetation, in the village every summer the wine festival is organized.
East of Kythira is the Avlemonas built on the seaside that stands out for the Cycladic architecture of its houses and the small Venetian fort that is there.

To the north is the Potamos  one of the largest villages in Kythira, which is also the commercial center of the island, has architecture influenced by the Peloponnese with many wonderful neoclassic houses, also in the square of the village every Sunday becomes a bazaar with local products from Kytherian producers.
Continuing to the north we find the village Karavas with the settlements built amphitheatrically on hills in lush vegetation and lagoon with running waters and plane trees that previously had watermills, where the song says the famous orange of Karavas.

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