The poetic and famous island of Kythira… An island with special beauty that offers rare images and experiences to its visitors and combines in perfect harmony typical island landscapes dominated by steep cliffs and turquoise waters.
The goddess Aphrodite was born here, Baudelaire was inspired here and the director Theodoros Angelopoulos was enchanted - the wild beauty of the island was the main protagonist in his film "Journey to Kythira".
The island composes an incredible mosaic of adventure, images and unique emotions. Hospitable inhabitants always willing to help, picturesque villages scattered on the island and magic hidden in every corner.
Do not forget to explore the beautiful Kapsali, the picturesque Avlemonas with its narrow bay and steep cliffs but also Diakofti with its crystal clear waters and the famous shipwreck. And when you take the road back, buy the dried flower of Kythira "sempre viva" so your thoughts will be left behind forever and ever…
Enjoy traditional cuisine
In Kythira you will find many excellent local products and delicious traditional dishes: the famous oil rusks, thyme honey, Rosettes (sweet with almond, honey and sugar), pasticheto (sweet with fresh butter, vanilla and cider jam), fatourada (drink made mainly with tsipouro), tsirigotiko sausage and eggplants with sour trachana (kind of rice).
Best time to visit Kythira
You can go to Kythira from the beginning of the summer season and you can also go in September when the island will have calmed down from the crowds.
How to use transportation in Kythira
Kythira has an airport located in the northeastern part of the island, near the main port of Diakofti. Access is possible by taxi or bus during the summer months.
The island of Kythera is connected to the port of Piraeus with 2-3 weekly itineraries. The trip by boat takes about 6.5 hours. Also, ferries to Kythira depart from the ports of Neapoli and Gythio in the Peloponnese. The route Neapoli-Kythira lasts around 1 hour 30 minutes and from Gythio to Kythira the ferry takes close to 2.5 hours.
Kythira is a large island and distances can be relatively long. Although there are local buses, they run on limited routes. We suggest you to take your car or motorcycle to the ship or rent on the spot to explore the island more comfortably.