Holidays in Kythira

    Located on the southern side of Peloponnese, Kythira is a secluded island with relaxing atmosphere. Although Kythira island is considered part of the Ionian Sea, it is located far from the other Ionian islands. After a long time of Venetian occupation in the Medieval ages, this island has a vivid Venetian architecture, especially in Chora, the capital town. On a hill above Chora, there is a strong castle with breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea. Kapsali, Agia Pelagia, Avlemonas and Diakofti are the most tourist places on Kythira Greece, while a drive around the island will bring visitors to wonderful beaches, lovely monasteries and even ghost villages, like the abandoned town of Paleochora.

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    Travel guide to Kythira, Greece

    Kythira island holidays guide

    Located south of Peloponnese, Kythira Greece is a lovely family island with secluded atmosphere. With an intense Medieval style and unorganized beaches, this is a great place for total relaxation. Holidays in Kythira will give you amazing moments of relaxation and privacy.


    General information

    Have a look in our travel guide about Kythira and see the most beautiful beaches, villages and sights to visit on the island. Also check our photos, 360 pictures and detailed maps to get a better understanding of the location.


    Things to see and do

    Kythira Castle Of Chora

    The island of Kythira is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Ionian islands group. Kythira island is a pure marvel of the Greek islands. Located on the southern side of Peloponnese, it belongs to the Ionian islands, although it is located far from the other islands of the Ionian Sea. Famous for the relaxing atmosphere and the secluded beaches, the island also has many sights to visit.

    The Venetian Castle above Chora, the capital town, offers breathtaking view to the Aegean Sea and the southern coasts of Peloponnese. The monasteries of Agia Moni, Agia Elesa and Myrtidiotissa are among the most famous on Kythira island, while the small church inside the cave of Agia Sofia is also worth a visit. During your Kythira holidays, do not miss a stroll around the ghost village of Paleochora, followed by a swim in the beach of Lagkada below.


    Organize your holidays

    Want to organize your holidays in Kythira? Have a look on our travel pages and see the hotels we suggest on the island.


    Accommodation

    Hotels in Kythira

    Most hotels in Kythira island are found in the beach resorts of Kapsali and Agia Pelagia. These place have a large variety of accommodations, mostly small seaside hotels, traditional apartments and rooms to stay in your Kythira holidays. The villages of Diakofti and Avlemonas also have good accommodation options. The island has no large resorts, although some hotels have more upscale facilities, such as pools.


    Highlights in Kythira

    Picturesque view of Chora
    With an intense Venetian style and a strong castle on top, Chora is a lovely village to stroll around in Kythira. This is the capital of the island.
    Lovely beach of Kapsali
    Kapsali is the most tourist place in Kythira. It has a large beach with crystal, shallow water and lined up with hotels and taverns.
    Venetian Castle above Chora
    On the highest spot of Chora is an imposing Venetian Castle that dates from the 12th century. Its location gives wonderful view to the Aegean Sea.
    Secluded beach of Halkos
    Most beaches in Kythira are secluded and accessible through a track road. Such a beautiful unorganized beach is Halkos, with amazing waters and total privacy.
    Lovely cave with chapel inside
    The cave of Agia Sofia was named after the small white chapel constructed inside. It is located between the villages of Kapsali and Mylopotamos, in southern Kythira.
    Abandoned village of Paleochora
    Located on the northern side of the island, Paleochora is today an abandoned village. It was totally burnt down by pirates in the Medieval times.

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