The hidden beaches of Kythira

Παραλία Καλάμι Κυθηρα

Kythera is a wonderful Greek island between the Ionian Sea, Myrtoos and Cretan, it is known for its picturesque traditional villages, rich history and beautiful beaches. While some of the Kythira beaches are popular and full of tourists, there are also many hidden beaches which are ideal for those looking for peace and seclusion.
Here are some of the best hidden beaches or if you prefer pristine beaches in Kythira.


Kalami Beach Kythera
The pristine reed beach with turquoise waters forms a pool environment.

The pristine Kalami beach is a small beautiful and secluded beach located in the center-western part of Kythera . It is about 6 kilometers from the traditional village of Mylopotamos, and the access is in the direction of the Panagia Orphani Monastery, where the road stops there and we park the car. Then we follow the path. Then the access to this small beach requires descending a steep narrow path, which is not suitable for those who are afraid of heights. The beach is small, with pebbles and crystal clear waters. It is surrounded by high steep cliffs, and the area has a rich vegetation of cedars, creating a unique natural environment.
Features: Pebble, crystal waters, high rocks, lush vegetation.
Access: Footpath.
Facilities: None.


Vroulea Beach
The small beach of Vroulea is one of the isolated beaches of Kythira.

The very small Vroulea beach is a secluded and picturesque beach located in the southeastern part of Kythera. It is about 5 kilometers from the picturesque village of Kalamos, and access is via a rural dirt road. The beach is small, with fine pebbles and crystal blue waters. It is surrounded by low rocks and local vegetation, which make up a beautiful natural landscape.
Features: Fine pebbles, coarse sand, clear water, rocks, local vegetation.
Access: Dirt road.
Facilities: None.


Kyriakoulou Beach Kythera
The secret beach of Kyrakoulos with access only from the sea.

The well-hidden Kyriakoulou beach is a completely secluded and picturesque beach located in the southern part of the island. It is about 4 kilometers from the village of Kalamos and is only accessible by sea by boat. The beach is very small, with fine pebbles and clear blue waters. It is surrounded by steep cliffs and lush vegetation, which make it almost invisible from the sea, thus creating a beautiful secret refuge.
Features: Fine pebbles, turquoise waters, rocks, lush vegetation.
Access: Boat.
Facilities: None.


Feloti Beach in Kythera
The entrance to the small church of Agia Pelagia located in an underground cave.

The secluded Feloti beach is a small cove with white pebbles and a sandy beach with crystal clear waters. It is located in the south-western part of the island, about 8 kilometers from Chora, the capital of Kythira. Access is via a very narrow dirt road, which is literally only one car wide. At the end of the beach there is a very small Church of Agia Pelagia located in an underground cave.
Features: White pebbles, clear waters, rocks, local vegetation.
Access: Dirt road.
Facilities: None

These are just some of the hidden beaches e.g you can find in Kythira. If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, a quiet place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature, be sure to explore some of these secluded beaches.
To get to these hidden beaches, you will need a car or motorbike, or a boat. Some of the roads are dirt roads, so make sure you have a suitable vehicle.

Useful tips:
Map: Make sure you have a map of the island with you, as the markings on the dirt roads are not always good.
GPS: GPS on your mobile can help you orientate yourself, but make sure you download offline maps as coverage may be limited in some areas.
Suitable shoes: Wear comfortable shoes as you will need to walk on dirt roads and rocks to reach some of the beaches.
Water and snacks: Be sure to bring water and snacks as there are no facilities on many of the hidden beaches.
Sun protection: Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

Additional information:
Some of the hidden beaches in Kythira are only accessible by boat. You can rent a boat from the island’s ports, or join an organized boat excursion.
On some of the hidden beaches there are no sunbeds and umbrellas. Be sure to bring your own umbrella, or you can buy one from the shops on the island.
Be careful when swimming in the isolated beaches, as there are no lifeguards nearby, and the first aid you may need is a long way away.

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