Island Guide

 

The island of Kithira (284 sq.km.) is located south of the Peloponnese, between three seas, the Ionian sea, the Cretan sea and the Aegean sea, and belongs to the Ionian Islands complex. Kithira is 120 nautical miles from the port of Piraeus and belongs to the same prefecture. There are about 64 settlements and villages on the island and roughly 3500 permanent residents.


Access

 

  • By plane, daily from Athens during the summer, less frequently from Thessaloniki.
  • By boat from Neapoli, Gytheio, Kalamata, Kissamo in Chania Crete, Rethymno Crete and Piraeus.


For more information visit www.kythera.gr/en/gettinghere/routes.php

 

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Food – Beaches – Sights - Entertainment

 

Food

Maria in Logothetianika
Michalis in Mitata
Manolis in Diakofti
Panaretos in Potamos
Filio in Kalamo
Platanos in Milopotamo
Sotiris in Avlemona
Skandeia in Palaiopoli

Vanilla Creperie in Kapsali

 

Beaches

You can choose one of the eastern beaches (Palaiopoli, Kaladi, Fyri Ammos) or one of the beaches on the south or west (Melidoni, Diakofti, Halkos), depending on the winds.

 

Traditional products - open air markets

Don’t forget to pick up some of the famous Kithiran rusks, fatourada (traditional liqueur),  cheese from the Mitata village, some exquisite thyme honey and the sempreviva (always alive) wildflowers, which can only be found in Kithira. Visit the open market every Sunday morning in the Potamos village square. Potamos and Livadi make up the area’s center of commerce and are the largest villages on the island.

 

Entertainment

Merkato, music bar, Chora

Zeidoros centre for the Arts and Education, Kapsali

Outdoor concerts and bars in the picturesque port of Avlemona

 

Sights

The castle located in the island’s main village, Chora

The small island of Hytra opposite Chora. Boats depart regularly

The waterfalls and cave of Ag. Sofia in Mylopotamos

The stone bridge in the village of Kato Livadi

Paliochora – an ancient settlement

The traditional village of Aroniadika

The monastery of Panagia Myrtidiotissa

Antikithira


The above mentioned information concerning food, beaches, sights and entertainment represents indicative suggestions. For additional information please visit the following websites:

 

www.kythira.gr | Municipality of Kythira

www.kythera.gr

www.visitkythera.gr

www.kythiraweb.com | Professionals' Union of Kythira

 

 

Suggested books – guides - publications about Kithira

 

A Short History of Kithira, and KITHIRA, a historic and tourist Guide by Emmanouil Kalligeros, Kithiran Publisher, Athens.

Walking on Kithira by Frank Van Weerde, 2005.