Intellectual, sophisticated, with a special architectural color, Kythira attracts many foreign and Greek permanent visitors, famous and not, who seek there an environment of relaxation, carefree summer elegance, contact with nature and history.
Kythira is connected to Athens by air, but the most popular way is by ferry from Neapolis, Laconia. Although small in size, Kythira has a very interesting hinterland: beautiful villages with architecture with strong local color as well as Venetian features and wonderful routes for endless motorhomes. You will definitely need a car or motorbike for your travels. The road network is good, a major main road crosses the entire island from north to south, while access to most beaches is via asphalt roads.
The most popular areas are Chora with the castle, the small resort village of Kapsali below, which has the most intense nightlife, the resort of Agia Pelagia in the north, and the villages inland. From the villages, be sure to visit Mylopotamos with its picturesque square, the ruins of the Venetian castle and the beautiful surrounding nature with its waterfalls, Mitata, the seaside Avlemonas with the fish taverns, the village of Potamos with the lively popular market, the popular market, with special architectural interest (pay attention to the impressive chimneys of the houses).
Nature lovers will walk in the gorges in the heart of the island and will discover deceptive beaches in the inaccessible pine trees of the north.