Romantic Kythira

Γερακάρι Κύθηρα

Kythera, also known as the island of Heavenly Venus and pure Love, since according to mythology the goddess was born there, is full of romantic corners, and it certainly deserves the title like the island of lovers. Discovering the hidden treasures of the island, you can find several romantic corners, which will create a magical atmosphere for you and your loved one. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between beaches, romantic restaurants, historical monuments or simply quiet deserted corners overlooking the endless blue of the Ionian Sea.

Romantic corners of Kythera

The Venetian Castle is located on top of a hill overlooking the stately Chora, the capital of the island. The castle can be visited in good condition, and offers an amazing panoramic view. It’s a great place to watch the sunset. A visit to the castle at dusk as the sun sets over the Ionian Sea with your loved one will be an experience you will remember forever.

The area of Paleiopolis is an archaeological site located near the picturesque fishing village of Avlenona. Here, according to archaeological sources, there was the temple of Aphrodite, which was considered the largest and most important sanctuary of the goddess in the Greek area. Today there are some scattered ruins there, which await their documentation that they were part of this temple. There is also Paleopolis beach which is the largest of Kythira and is an ideal choice for families with small children, but also for those who love wind surfing.

Mylopotamos is a picturesque village located in the central western part of the island. The village is known for its traditional houses, narrow streets, many watermills, and an atmosphere that speaks of the past. The Myloi natural area is an ideal opportunity for hiking among springs with running water that form small lakes and waterfalls, among towering centuries-old plane trees. The area is dotted with authentic traditional watermills and stone bridges. A place that brings to mind stories about elves and fairies. A place for lovers and nature lovers.

Kapsali is a beautiful seaside village located in the southern part of the island and is one of the idyllic destinations in Kythira, ideal for a romantic walk for couples, but also for lovers of the romantic atmosphere. Start your walk from the port and enjoy the idyllic view of traditional boats and colorful shops. Choose a romantic tavern overlooking the sea and enjoy a dinner full of local delicacies and fine wines. Take a walk to the lighthouse and enjoy the enchanting sunset from above from a romantic spot overlooking the sea. One of the most ideal times is when the full moon falls into the waters of the beautiful bay with the great Venetian castle of Chora as the background, forming unique magical moments.

Kakia Lagada is a very small isolated beach located in the north-eastern part of the island. The beach is the end of the Paleochora gorge, which starts from the Byzantine castle town of the same name and ends at the small beach, through a wonderful landscape rich in local vegetation, which impresses the visitor. Hiking in the Paleochora gorge requires special equipment and experience. On the island you will find groups and professionals who undertake your guided tour there.

Furthermore it is up to you to discover hidden corners and sights of Kythera for a romantic atmosphere. Rent bikes, or walk the marked paths, and explore the villages and hidden areas of the island. Whether you are looking for a place to relax with your loved one, or for a more adventurous escape outside the usual, Kythera is the perfect place for you, or your group.

Agios Nikolaos Krassas Kythera
Magnificent sunset from the chapel of Agios Nikolaos Krasas overlooking the Ionian Sea.

Useful tips: The best time to visit Kythira is from spring to autumn.
The island is easily accessible by plane, boat or road with a multitude of routes to Kythira.
You can rent a car, motorbike or bicycle to explore the island.
There are many hotels, rooms to rent and villas on the island to choose from.
Don’t forget to prelearn a detailed map of Kythira even before your visit to the island so that you can be fully informed about everything that interests you.

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