Kythira Sightseeing

Kythira sightseeing
Sightseeing: 17 things to see in Kythira island

Kythira is a small island to the south of Peloponnese that attracts a lot of tourists seeking for some peace and quiet. Kythira is known for its scenic beaches, green landscape, and authentic style. There are many sightseeing in Kythira, including the Cave of Agia Sofia, the stunning Waterfalls of Fonissa and the Medieval Castle of Chora. The most popular beaches of Kythira are Kapsali, Agia Pelagia and Diakofti, while many beaches are secluded and accessible by jeep.

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In this section, you can see the best Kythira Sightseeing but also things to see by location. Do not miss to also read about things to do.
You can also view all things to do in Kythira by category: villages, beaches, museums, and churches.

Best Sightseeing

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The Venetian Castle of Chora dominates over the village. It was constructed in 1503 on the site of a former Byzantine fortress of the 12th century. Among the remains of the castle, there are some nice churches.

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This Cave is located 20 km north west of Chora. It is a stalagmite cave and there is a chapel dedicated to Agia Sophia inside the chapel. It is said that her dead body was found there.

Monastery of Agia Moni
Location: Diakofti
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The monastery of Agia Moni is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It was built in 1840, on the top of a very high mountain, and has an incredible view on the harbor of Diakofti. The monastery celebrates on August 6th.

Best villages

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Location: On the southern side of the island
Description: Chora is the capital village of Kythira. It a small town with whitewashed houses, picturesque alleys, arches, churches and dominated by a Medieval Castle.

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Location: 26 km north of Chora
Description: A picturesque fishing village and port, Agia Pelagia connects the island to Neapoli Laconia. It is gradually developing as a popular tourist resort.

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Location: 19 km north east of Chora
Description: Avlemonas is a picturesque fishing village surrounded by bushy vegetation. It has traditional architecture and clean water to swim.

Best beaches

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Location: 26 km north of Chora
Description: Agia Pelagia is among the few organized beaches on Kythira. It is surrounded by a beautiful setting and it gets popular in summer.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 2 km south east of Chora
Description: Kapsali is a popular tourist resort, the closest to Chora. It has a long beach and many tourist facilities.

Type: Sandy, Family Friendly, Partly Organized

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Location: 8 km south east of Chora
Description: Chalkos is among the most beautiful beaches on the island. Surrounded by wild beauty, Chalkos has some pebbled and some sandy parts.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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Location: 25 km north west of Chora
Description: Lykodimou is a picturesque cove with a beautiful sandy beach. It is pretty isolate and provides a nice place to enjoy some privacy.

Type: Pebbled, Non Organised, Secluded

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