Camping in Kythira
Pine trees overlooking the sea!
The camping in Kythira is located in the picturesque seaside village of Kapsali, to the south of the island and is only a few tens of meters from the sea. The environment is ideal because the facilities are located in a forest of large pine trees, overlooking the wonderful bay, the island of Chitra and the Cretan Sea.
Kythira Camping provides all the modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Indicatively, a reception area, toilets, showers, fire-fighting facilities, drinking water in many places, electricity. It also has basic functions for washing dishes, as well as water coolers and food preserves.
The campsite for this year will remain closed.
Open season: Tourist season.
From Port: 31 km From Airport: 18 km
From Chora: 2 km From nearest beach: 150 m.
What the Free Camping Act provides.
Free campers should be aware that camping in an undetermined area is explicitly prohibited by law except for areas specifically designated for this purpose.
The identification of such areas is the responsibility of the relevant municipal authority. Municipality of Kythira tel: 27360 31213, +30 27360 31213.
The basic legislation on free camps is Law 392/1976 (Government Gazette 199/1976) entitled "Establishment and operation of campgrounds and other provisions".
This law prohibits the installation of tents and caravan parking in archaeological sites, seashores, beaches and public spaces in general.
Under current law, the police have the right to capture free campers ex-officio with the process of self-help. The free camp enforces penalties of a criminal nature which do not exceed one year in prison with suspension. However, if the camper is arrested to fire a forest area or to pollute a protected area of the Natura 2000 network, the penalty may be up to five years.
In any case, everyone who chooses the free camp for this year's vacations owes absolute respect to the environment that will accommodate them.
From the year 2012, and according to the no. 38 of Law 4055/2012 (Government Gazette A '51 / 12.3.2012) introduced an amendment which provides that the free camp shall be punished by imprisonment (not by imprisonment) up to six (6) months or by a fine of up to three thousand 3,000).
As a result, an administrative sanction (a fine of EUR 300) and a criminal one (imprisonment of up to 6 months or a fine of up to EUR 3,000), which is imposed by the judge in the case, is provided for.