Kythira, also known as the island of Aphrodite, since according to the legend it is the place where the beautiful goddess was born. It is one of the most isolated islands in Greece and part of the Ionian complex. It lies in the south of Peloponnese with a rich diversity of scenery that attracts both Greek and foreign visitors.
Kythira is a characteristic example of an idyllic environment with wonderful sea caves, beautiful streams, picturesque coves, and sandy beaches. In combination with the traditional villages, Venetian and Byzantine monuments, it is most definite that Kythira makes an ideal destination for all quiet vacationers and mostly the romantic souls.
The whole island of Kythira is a sightseeing itself with numerous features well-preserved from the past and tourist facilities of a typical Greek area. Its remote location is the ideal atmosphere for the pilgrims who arrive to honor the saints of the churches and monasteries. The traditional architecture is well-demonstrated in the capital and the surrounding villages.
This section proposes a map of Kythira with all the major locations of the island.