Cave Agia Sophia in Kythira
Each cave is a unique miracle of nature, but when human activity interferes in this positive, then we are truly a very rare result.
A gem of nature with human touch!
Such is the case of the Cave of Saint Sophia Mylopotamos, where the creation of nature was united in perfect harmony with human work, which is a pleasant surprise for the visitor immediately upon entering the cave, facing the wall with the beautiful Byzantine frescoes 13th century.
The temple a few meters from the entrance, has an entrance in the center dividing it into two parts. On the left we see the Hagia Sophia with the daughters of Love, Hope and Faith and to the right of the Virgin Mary, Christ and St. John.
Access to the cave from the village Mylopotamos, considered the most beautiful island, so visitors to the cave have the opportunity to enjoy a coffee or a meal under the shade of ancient trees.
Moving immediately after the temple on the left we see the Nyidrio of Hagia Sophia in halls with stalactites and stalagmites, putting more emphasis on the sanctity. The cave is 550 meters tourist route full of rooms, corridors with magnificent natural formations. The cave was first explored by the pair Petrohilos. In earlier times served as a refuge for the inhabitants of the area from pirate raids.
The nearest locations with presentations in the section Sights in Kythira
The Waterfall Neraida about 250 meters from the village square, the area of unique beauty Mills to traditional water mills in valley with running water, the monastery of Panagia Orfanos, the scheduled settlement of Mylopotamos Lower Town, the Venetian Castle and the Low Country sparse the Byzantine church of Saint Peter is believed to be the largest in Greece.