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Kythira occupies a strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a pristine island with lush green vegetation, consisting of different types of plants and flowers. The sparkling water springs that flow through the inland give to this island a striking beauty.

The monasteries embedded in the hills offer unique sights to visitors. The houses have Cycladic architecture, the quarters are crossed by paved paths and many white churches can be seen stretching around Chora.

Apart from beautiful landscapes and picturesque villages, Kythira has lovely beaches to enjoy; most popular and organized include Kapsali and Agia Pelagia, along with many secluded ones for peace and quiet such as Halkos, Likodimou and Melidoni. Kythira, with its unique beaches, wonderful landscapes and medieval ruins catches the imagination of its visitors as explore it.


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Close to Milοpotamos village is Neraida waterfall. The 20 meters high waterfall is surrounded by huge plane trees and small lakes.

Near Paleohora is Kakia Lagada Gorge. It isit is an amazing place for experienced canyoners.

Tsakonas Canyon

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Near Mytata and Viaradika villages is Tsakonas canyon. It is an amazing trip, ideal for beginners.

This is one of the most famous paths in Kythera. The trail begins from the central square of Mylopotamos.

Potamos Municipal Theater

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Modern Theater

The Municipal theater of Potamos is a beautiful small open theater, located in the road from Potamos village to Agia Pelagia. It can seat 800 people.

Stavroti Cove

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Agiou Nikolaou Bay

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Plateia Ammos Cove

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Kapsali Bay

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Diakofti Bay

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Palikari Bay

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Potamos of Anticythera Bay

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Agia Pelagia

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Village

The village of Agia Pelagia is located at the northeast side of the Kithira island and was the island`s main harbor for many years. Today, it is a famous village with many good restaurants and shops.

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Lykodimou Small Port at Cythera

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Kapsali Fishing Shelter

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Diakofti Fishing Shelter

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Agia Pelagia Fishing Shelter

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Platia Ammos Beach

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In the village Platia Ammos, on the northern part of the island, you can swim and enjoy the view of the Peloponnesian coast and mountains just opposite you. The combination of pebbles and sand beach and the picturesque village surrounding it will make you relax.

Palaiopoli Beach

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The beach of Palaiopolis is the largest on the island. It lies between the village of Avlemonas and the settlement of Skandia.

Sandy deep waters at the foot of Lakkoudia settlement. It is 6 km from Karavas, 5 km from Gerakari.

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Next to the port and beach of Kapsali lies the hidden beach of Sparagario. It is located in the end of the stream coming from Chora, between two steep slopes, like a canyon.

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It is one out of the best three coastal destinations. Melidoni beach lies in the southwest of the island and is connected by dirt road to the village of Drimonas.

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Between Kaladi and Komponada is the beach of Vlychada. There is a dirt road to the beach but it is very rough even for off-road vehicles.

From the main road make a turn to the village of Logothetianika and follow the signs to end up on the beach of Lykodimos. There you will find a canteen where you can grab a bite or something to drink.

Looking at the sea from the village of Agia Pelagia, you’ll see several beaches on your right; one of them is the beach of Lorentzo. Located between Firi Ammos and Kakia Lagada, it is one of the largest beaches on the island, with crystal clear water, sand and pebbles.

An alternative proposal for the northeast coast. With smooth dirt road between Karava and Platia Ammo we reach the beach Fournoi.

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Agia Pelagia Beach

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The beach of Agia Pelagia lies in the northeastern part of the island and runs along the village of the same name. This is a beach with fine gray sand and crystal clear waters.

A small and wild beach with beautiful colors on the island's west. It can be approached by the road from Logothetianika.

Avlemonas Beach

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In the picturesque village of Avlemonas you can swim in the small creek at the center of the village. An ideal swimming choice for children as the area is surrounded with places where adults can have a meal, drink or coffee while attending the young swimmers.

If you have just left the village of Kalamos, there are many swimming options nearby. Chalkos is one of the most popular beaches on the island, located just a few kilometers away - a pebbled beach with crystal blue waters! A canteen operates in the summer; you can also rent umbrellas and deck chairs and relax for hours.

Diakofti Beach

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Anyone who visits the beach Diakofti will be confused and wonder if they are in some exotic island! The water is shallow and turquoise and the color of the sand is white. Located on the northeast side of the island, in one of the most beautiful sites of Kythera next to the harbor, it is an ideal beach for young children because of its depth.

Feloti Beach

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At the entrance of Chora take the dirt road on the right; it will lead you to Feloti. The road is very dangerous and requires attention but the scenery will surprise you, as large rocks that slumped from the mountain of Agia Elessa have randomly set up on the slope.

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Leaving Milopotamos past the junction that leads to the cave of Agia Sophia, after a beautiful ride with a view to the Ionian Sea, you will end up at the beach of Limnionas. Directly opposite the beach are the Panaghia islands, two small islets in front of Limnionas bay and just below the Monastery of Panaghia Mirtidiotissa, which they were named after! In Limnionas you can see the traditional houses used by fishermen for shelter.

There are two beaches named Firi Ammos on the island. The first and most famous is in the southeast, near the village of Kalamos.

Just next to the beach of Lorentzos, at the end of the Paleochora canyon you’ll find Kakia Lagada. During the winter months, a large lake is created just behind the beach by the water coming from the gorge.

It is the best and most popular beach of the island. It is a pebbled beach with crystal clear turquoise waters.

Located near Milopotamos village, it is an appropriate destination for those wishing to relax away from the crowd. Take the road to Panaghia Orfani; upon a few meters you will have to park your vehicle as the road ends.

kapsali Beach

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Swimming in Kapsali beach is a treat: you get magnificent views of Chytra and the castle of Chora. The beach is organized with umbrellas, deck chairs and water bikes.

Komponada is one of the wildest beaches on the east part of the island. Located between Firi Ammos of Kalamos and Kaladi, it has large pebbles and very deep waters.

Kyriakoulou beach is on the right cove after the cape between Chalkos and Kapsali. It is small, with white pebbles, green waters and high rocks, accessible by sea or through the gorge that starts at the cave of Agia Sophia, near Kalamos and has a small pond just before reaching the beach.

Further south of Limnionas, the dirt road that leads from the Monastery of Mirtidia to the coast will get you to the little beach of Limnaria. It is ideal for fishing and has a haven for small fishing boats.

About 4 kilometers away from the village of Kalamos, after you pass a dirt road, you will reach the small cove of Vroulea. Its small port overlooks the islets Kapelo and Koufo.

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