Top villages in Kythira

Καψάλι Κυθηρα

Kythira or Tsirigo, the wonderful Greek island with rich history and culture. It is famous for its beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and welcoming atmosphere. If you are thinking of visiting the island for a few days, and the time is not enough to explore all the attractions, below are some of the top villages that are definitely worth visiting.


The capital of the island, amphitheatrically built on a hill overlooking the Ionian Sea. It has picturesque alleys, traditional houses and impressive mansions. It is worth visiting the Venetian Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Kythira, and the churches around the castle. In Chora you will also find many cafes, restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy the view and taste traditional flavors.


Mylopotamos Kythera
The central square of the picturesque village of Mylopotamos under the century-old plane trees.

One of the most picturesque villages of the island, with rich vegetation and running water. It is famous for its traditional stone houses, picturesque alleys and beautiful squares under centuries-old plane trees. It is worth visiting the unique and preserved Kato Chora, where there is the Venetian castle of the same name, and the Cave of Hagia Sophia. Near the village is the beach of Limnionas, and the difficult-to-access Kalami beach, one of the most beautiful on the island.


The commercial center of the north part of the island is located north-centrally in Kythira with a lively life and many shops. It is worth visiting the Sunday bazaar, where you can find traditional products and souvenirs. Of particular importance is the architecture of Potamos where the houses have tiled roofs and neoclassical elements, clear influences from the architecture of the Peloponnese. The River in the evening is suitable for nightlife, which makes it a pole of attraction for the youth.


A picturesque village built on a hill, north of the island with a panoramic view. It is famous for its traditional stone houses, rich natural environment, and beautiful flowers. It is also worth visiting the Monastery of Panagia Despoina, a wonderful monastery with a panoramic view of the island.


Avlemonas Kythera
View from the picturesque harbor in the enchanting fishing village of Avlemonas.

Seaside village with a small picturesque harbor in Cycladic style. Ideal for fishing and relaxing next to the fishermen’s boats. At the entrance of the village there is an impressive small Castle that was built for the defense of this strategic port.


Seaside resort with beautiful organized beaches, several shops, and intense nightlife. It is located in the southernmost part of Kythira and is considered the most cosmopolitan spot on the island. From there you can take the boat (Glass Bottom) for a one-day excursion to the rocky island of Hytra.


Picturesque village with a beautiful beach with turquoise waters and golden sand, ideal for families with small children, but also for those who like exotic surroundings. It is located in the homonymous port of the island, and you will find cafes, restaurants and shops.

In addition to the above, it is worth visiting the other villages in Kythira, which preserve their traditional character and offer visitors an authentic experience. Kythera hides many hidden gems, which are waiting for you to discover them.

Tips: The best time to visit for your summer holidays in Kythira is from spring to autumn. The island has a good tourist infrastructure with hotels, rooms for rent, and restaurants. In addition to your car, you can move around the island by taxi or rental car. Kythira is connected by ferry from the port of Piraeus, Neapolis Laconia, Gytheio, and Kissamos Chania. See in detail all the updated itineraries for Kythira and decide on the one that suits you best.

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