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MAp of Greece
Pool area Villa Faros
Pool area Villa Faros

Location

Villa Faros is located in the north of Kythera near to the village of Karavas, approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport and 25 from the port of Diakofti. The nearest beaches to the home are Fourni Bay (2.0 km from the house) Paltia Ammos, (3 Kms) and Agia Peligia, 5 kilometres away. Potomas, the largest village in the north of the island, provides banking, pharmacy, grocery, liquor and a butcher, is 8 kms from the villa. Potomas also hosts a not-to-be-missed farmer’s market every Sunday morning.

Karavas

Karavas is a hill village located some 2 km from the coast. Waves of emigration, principally to Australia and the USA, mean the village is much shrunken. At its peak, it supported an olive crush and refinery and a fruit cannery. Now, it is a home to a community of approximately 80 individuals, many quite old. 

The village sits atop a shallow ravine that has permanent water. The village is noteworthy for its excellent bakery; it is located a short walk from the villa and often you will awake to the aroma of bread or cookies baking. Nearby you will find mineral water springs and the ravine that runs through the village. In the ravine you will also find the Amir Ali bar which provides a cool spot for relaxation and refreshment adjacent to the village stream.