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Kythera coastline
Kythera view
local coastal activities

Local History

Kythera remains something of a recluse among the Greek islands. It sits alone, off the end of the Peloponnese, at the junction of the Aegean and Ionian seas; isolated from the mainstream, remote and, in many aspects, untouched.

This sense of isolation creates a serene environment far from the mass tourism of many Greek islands. As a result, Kythera is a haven for those seeking an authentic Greek experience.

Located approximately 20 kilometres off Cape Maleas, the island is around 26 kms long and 16 kms wide.

Kythera has been famous since ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite and now offers a quiet escape from the mainstream. It is an unhurried place with a modest tourism infrastructure. The very absence of mass tourism is a significant asset. The island is never crowded even in the peak of August and has a wide variety of beaches and villages that provide excellent opportunities for recreation and dining.