Kythira

Kythira

Up to 6 people



Kythira, also known as the oldest Venetian name Cerigo, is an island located in southern Greece, south of the Peloponnese and south of Elafonisos and Cavo Malia. Plato says that in mythology was the island of the goddess  Aphrodite (which stands out from Aphrodite Pandimos) and Eros. Kythira is located in southern Greece, between the Peloponnese and Crete, at the point where the Ionian, Aegean and Cretan seas meet. It is an elongated island with a length of 29 kilometers and a width of 18 kilometers. They have an area of ​​277,746 square kilometers. The length of its shores is about 90 km. At the northern end of the island is the lighthouse of Moudari, built in 1857 from English, while in the port of Kapsali, there is a lighthouse built in 1853. On the island there is a large number of attractions, most of them numerous and scattered in close proximity to each other, traditional villages and hilly scenery. There are many Byzantine and Venetian monuments and some English. The main attractions are:

• Chora with its traditional narrow streets, its architecture and its castle. It has been characterized as a traditional settlement.

• Kapsali, the port of Chora with twin bays, the center of entertainment on the island. Opposite Kapsali is the rocky island of Egg or Chitra with a visiting cave.

• Paleochora, the ruined Byzantine capital of the island and Kaki Lagada, the exit of the large gorge of Paleochora south of Ag. Pelagia.

• Mylopotamos, a traditional village to the west with the waterfall of Fonissa and the medieval Kato Chora with the Venetian castle, the impressive landscape and the preserved Byzantine chapels inside the castle. Both Mylopotamos and Kato Chora have been characterized as traditional settlements.

• Avlemonas, a quiet little harbor with a small Venetian castle.

• Medieval Aroniadika and the sequence of traditional villages in the center of the island.

• The bridge at Katunay, built by the English in 1829, was the largest of its kind in Greece.

• On the island there is a large number of old temples and monasteries from the 13th century onwards. Three monasteries, Panagia Myrtidiotissa, patron saint of the island, Agia Moni and Agia Elea are situated on opposite mountain peaks. At three places there are temples in caves.

• The main beaches are Diakofti, Palaiopoli, Kaladi, Ocheles, Fyri Ammos, Melidoni, Kapsali, Agia Pelagia, Fourni, Copos, Kombonada and Platia Ammos.

• Free camping is available in the areas of Palaiopoli and Sparagaria, and organized in the Kapsali area.

You can taste the traditional dishes and dishes of the island in the taverns that are along the way, like your coffee and your drink, in various cafe-bars of the island.

The duration of the trip is estimated at 5 hours, with an overnight stay on the boat and departure whenever you wish. Up to 6 people.

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