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annaanna

Very Decent
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Category: Kythira General


I wrote separate reviews for all the beaches, villages and sightseeing points I visited. Here, I would just like to add beaches not listed on Greeka, which I find worth visiting, and add some pros and cons of Kythira.

Pros:
- Tens of beaches to visit. You can go to 2 different beaches every single day. The other thing is whether they are all great or not.
- Extremely peaceful. This will go into cons as well, but for pros - quiet time at the beach, nice and relaxed sleeping.
- Easy to get from Athens (I didn't understand the negative comment saying it's difficult, because the planes are regular).
- Sort of, sort of "mostly asphalt" roads. This is, on the other hand, also the biggest con.
- Very clean. Just that, the end. No garbage, the water and the beaches are clean. The island as well.
- People and residents are nice.

Cons:
- The roads. They are mostly asphalt, but also extremely narrow and dangerous, because Kythira roads are turn after turn after turn.This will leave a tourist in shock, but on the other hand, no tourist is driving fast and this saves the day. Expect having to stop many times for the car from the other direction to pass. Just drive very slowly, be attentive and you won't find this a con.
- Most wild beaches are pebbled. City beaches are mostly sandy, but I don't go to city beaches. Again, this is not really a con. Just take some swimming shoes with you, and you'll be fine.
-If you go in September, you can expect pretty much "dead" island. To be clear, I looooove peace and silence and go just to such places where I will be on quiet beach and be able to sleep at night. However, when I go out at night (and I'm not talking about clubbing, no interest in that, I'm talking about a stroll at 8 p.m. and a dinner in the restaurant), I expect to see people strolling the streets and enjoying. I hope not to sit alone in a restaurant with 100 tables, sourounded by deadly silence. I want to see people enjoying the island. And it was deadly dead during night in September. Chora was a ghost town. Agia Pelagia and Livadi are better. So, I think it's better going during summer or I hope more people will visit in September. :)

For the end, I want to suggest visiting Melidoni and Fournoi beach, because we had the nicest time there. They are sandy and very pleasant. Be careful about Kaladi, which is wonderful, but dangerous to access, and each year there are tens of broken legs.


alexis
alexis wrote on Oct 24, 2016

Great review! Thanks much for the update!


annaanna

Wonderful
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Category: Kythira Sightseeing > Cave of Agia Sofia


There are three caves of Agia Sofia on the island, but the cave near Mylopotamos is certainly the best. It is a very large cave and it is a wonderful experience visiting it.
The guide narrates extremely interesting stories (historical and legends), and there is no chance you could get out not amused.

Pay attention if you go in September, due to changes in working hours (not working every day).
And pay really really big attention on the road. It is asphalt, but very dangerous. Many turns, very narrow, and the very end can be tricky - the road ends just behind the turn. If you are fast, you are flying into the abyss.



annaanna

Kythira's Gold
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Category: Kythira Sightseeing > Castle of Chora


Castle of Chora is what makes Kythira look representative. It's position and view over the port make it a remarkable experience. There are also informative panels on the location to get you a little bit of history.



annaanna

Small and Informative
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Category: Kythira Museums > Archaeological Museum


The archaeological museum is located at the very entrance to Chora, on the left, so you cannot miss it.
It is very small but very informative and fully equipped with interactive touch screens, films and descriptions, everything provided in English as well.
Very nice experience.



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Island with still a really Greek Atmosphere
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Category: Kythira General


Me and my partner visited the lovely village of Agia Pelagia on Kythira for a week in September. Agia Pelagia is a small village located in the North East directly at a lovely Beach. It has some small restaurants with a good menu, where you can enjoy your meal while sitting with your table directly on the beach just a couple of metres from the water. We stayed in the 9 Muses. A nice accomodation on the entrance of the village with a good view over the sea to the Peloponnese. The island can be easily discovered by Scooter and has a lot to offer. We made some nice hiking trips on which we felt one with nature.



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Just what we wanted in vacations
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Me and my wife visited Kythira for ten days in July. We stayed at a beautiful hotel close to Chora with a room facing the beach of Kapsali but after a few days there, I would personally recommend a traditional apartment, it feels more like home.

Kapsali is a pebbled beach, clean waters and quite organized but we also used the pool of the hotel a couple of times. Chora is lovely, traditional and peaceful, great for long walks. It is filled with Venetian buildings and whitewashed houses, old churches and friendly people that make you feel welcome.

A small tour in the villages of Kythira will fascinate you for their excellent scenery, interesting history and local food. In Avlemonas, we had the greatest lunch, spaghetti lobster, you should not miss this plate and some nice local wine. Good beaches are Chalkos and Lykodimou. If you want to drive, remember that some streets are dirts.



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Yet another great holiday
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My wife and my daughter have just returned from Kithira and another perfect holiday and even free wi fi. This place just gets better.



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Windy but magical
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Kythira is a magical island and we spent a great time there. Some beaches were a little bit too windy but always beautiful. The hotel was comfortable with a nice view and excellent owners who made our stay in Kythira wonderful. The restaurants were not too much expensive and we always had a nice dinner. We bought a lot of honey and brought it back home, even if it is a little bit too expensive there. The island doesn't have many historical monuments but the sights it has are all kept in good conditions.

Generally, in Kythira we didn't meet many problems, but I have a couple of points for the way there. The road from Patra to Nafplion is without signals in our alphabet and we got lost for a few times. And the credit card is not so easy to use. A lot of hotels do not accept it. In Gythio, we stayed two nights and they said that we have to pay with cash and not with credit card (even if it was written on the hotel door that we could pay with credit card). Conclusion? Always have cash with you (especially in places off the beaten track) because cards are not much accepted in Greece.



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My most romantic memories
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It's been about 10 years since I last went to Kythira and all these years I wanted to come back. Postponing things is a bad habit, my friends! Going back once more last summer was one of my dreams for all these years. I had missed Kythira so badly that this was almost a last-minute trip. Few things have changed over the last years, for the better fortunately. Some roads are not track anymore, new studios have been constructed in the beaches and there is a ferry that goes directly from Piraeus to Kythira! All the way through Peloponnese to take the ferry from Neapoli was much trouble, don't you think?

Chora and Kapsali are just as beautiful as we left them, although a little more developed. What is adorable in Kythira is that it is yours every time of the year. No crowds, no noise, no loud music, just you and Kythira. Swim in the beaches of Lykodimou, Kapsali and Halkos and if you have car go in the inland. You will see many monasteries on the way. Ring the bell and the nuns will open the door for you. Agia Pelagia and Kapsali are probably the only developed tourist resorts on Kythira and they have lovely fish taverns. I have the most romantic summer memories from Kythira and I am sure you will, too! I suggest you forget your problems and totally relax.



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Memories from childhood
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Kythira is one of my favorite islands although it is not so popular as others (thank God, you can even experience true vacation and relax there!). Kythira is strongly connected to my childhood since I have spent most of my summers in the village of Avlemonas. All night long beach parties in the farm region, the local Sunday bazaar in the square of Potamos and the fresh fish in Avlemonas!

Generally if you are keen on underwater fishing, there you will find quite a snip as blackfishes, scups etc so get your harpoon gun ready (and your oven also!). I have spotted also a lot of foreign birdwatchers since the island has remarkable bird species and wild life.

Although as a kid, I was haunted by the deserted Byzantine town of Agios Dimitrios which was sacked by the famous pirate Barbarossa (in Paleochora), now that I am a grown-up, I can make out the value of those old relics and frescoes there.

When then I passed on my romantic stage of my teen life, I used to walk on the stone bridge in Katouni and the locals said that it was built by an English army commander, so that he can look all the time his girlfriend's house in the village.

Give a try to Kythira, it is too close to Peloponesse and so beautiful!



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