Kythira Monuments

Historical Monuments of Kythira

Kythira, with history and references from mythological yearswith the passage historical periods to leave visible fingerprints with historical monuments that compose the identity of the island. The myth of the birth of Venus, many theories are currently seeking the temple of which was the largest in Greece. Recent discoveries in Agios Georgios on the mountain bring out an important Minoan peak sanctuary. A fire in Palaiokastro after burns up dense coppice, reveals part of ancient wall.

While other monuments leaving in the future their appearance, others continue to stand perpetually witnesses of cultures, confessional of history. Below are some of the most important historical monuments in Kythira.

Paleochora

Paleochora

Location: Center.
The Byzantine castle town with the important temples and magnificent overlooking to the homonymous gorge.

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Castle Choras Castle Choras

Location: South.
The large Venetian castle of the capital city with panoramic overlooking in three seas.

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Castle Kato Chora Castle Kato Chora

Location: West.
In the settlement of Mylopotamos, the Venetian castle with the houses in good condition and the most beautiful sunset in Kythira.

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Myrtidiotissa Monastery Myrtidiotissa

Location: West.
The spiritual center of the island dedicated to the protector of Kythira.

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Agia Moni Monastery Agia Moni

Location: East.
The wonderful monastery with its panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

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Katouni Katouni

Location: South.
The largest stone bridge in Greece, from the era of British rule.

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Lighthouse Lighthouse Moudariou

Location: North.
The imposing stone nautical lighthouse on the northern edge of the island.

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