Kythira, Greece

The island of Kythira or Kithira is an ideal place for family holidays in Greece. The island lies opposite the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula.

How to get there

By plane

There are a lot of ways to come to Kythira. The quickest way is by plane. Domestic and international flights arrive daily at Kythira 's national airport. This is a modern airport and complies with all the international safety regulations.

By boat

The most popular way to arrive to Kythira is by boat. There are daily ferry routes from Piraeus to Kythira, as well as from the ports of Githio and Neapolis in Lakonia and Kissamos in Crete. During the summer months the boat routes are more frequent from and to Kythira. The rest of the year has a more limited service.
The months July and August are the most popular, and therefore if you are traveling by boat to Kythira during this period, is best to pre-book your ferry tickets in advance

What we love the most

The capital of Kythira is Chora, which lies south of the island on top of a rock and which fascinates visitors with its unique colours – a combination of Cycladic charm and the natural beauty that thrives all around the island.

Visitors can take a walk along the narrow streets of the city, admiring the Byzantine churches that are found here as well as the famous Venetian castle. The view from the town is breathtaking as you can admire the picturesque bay where Kapsali, the most fashionable tourist resort, is located. Do not miss the chance to visit the traditional fishing village of Avlemona, where the colorful backdrop of nature dominates and inspires. Following a road through the village you will reach the most beautiful beaches of the island, where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim during the summer months.

There are many sightseeing in Kythira, including the Cave of Agia Sofia, the stunning Waterfalls of Fonissa and the Medieval Castle of Chora.

Another enjoyable activity in Kythira island is hiking. Many old footpaths cross the island and lead to tiny chapels, small settlements, secluded beaches and hilltops with breathtaking view to the sea. Hiking is best in autumn and spring, when the weather is not so hot. In summer, long hiking can be quiet uncomfortable.

The island is ideal for total relaxation at the beach or in the countryside. Swimming in the wonderfully secluded beaches of Kythira is a delight. Enjoy a day under the hot sun and in the afternoon have lunch in the seaside taverns. All beaches in Kythira have crystal water and they are surrounded by beautiful landscape. Most popular and organized Kythira beaches are Kapsali and Agia Pelagia, while there are also many secluded places to enjoy total privacy, such as Chalkos, Lykodimou and Melidoni. You will find below a list with the best beaches in Kythira island:

On the East side of the island:
Kaladi Beach
Paleopoli Beach
Diakofti Beach ( Sandy)
Kombonada Beach
Limni Beach

On the north side of the island:
Fournoi Beach
Furi Ammos Beach
Agios Nikolaos Beach

On the West side of the island:
Kalami Beach (difficult access)
Melidoni Beach ( Sandy Beach)
Lukodimou Beach

On the South side of the island:
Chalkos Beach
Sparaggario Beach
Fyri Ammos Beach
Feloti Beach (difficult access)

In Kythira there are a number of lovely restaurants and tavernas offering delicious local cuisine and flavours, as well as Greek and other international cuisine. Below you can see a selection of restaurants and taverns in Kythira, where you can enjoy a tasty and freshly prepared meal during your holidays and vacations.


  • Psomoladea O.E
    Location : Avlemonas
    Greek Traditional & Mordern Cusine

  • Zefyros
    Location: Diakofti
    Greek Cusine & Fresh Fish

  • Kaleris 
    Location : Agia Pelagia
    Greek Traditional & Modern Cusine

  • Panaretos
    Location: Potamos
    Greek Cusine

  • Platanos
    Location: Mylopotamos
    Greek Traditional Cusine

  • Famiglia
    Location: Fratsia
    Greek Modern Cusine

  • Toxotis
    Location: Livadi
    Greek Traditional Cusine

Geographical location

Opposite the south-eastern tip of the Peloponnese peninsula, Greece

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