The unique island of Kythira is located in Greece, in the sea between Crete and the Peloponnese. This is an island which stands at the crossroads of seas and of different cultures; it also stands at the crossroads of the island cultures of the Aegean and of the Ionian sea. Kythira has also been poetically sung since the ancient times, and is considered to be the island of Eros and Venus.
Although small, the variety of its natural environment will amaze you
Under any weather circumstances, you can always find a windless and calm beach, somehere in the island. All traditional and new buildings coexist in harmony with the surrounding nature.
The influence of numerous civilisations have left indelible cultural marks on Kythira: Minoan sanctuaries; the ancient city of Skandia, beneath the sea of Paleopolis; "Paleochora" or "Saint Dimitris" (the Byzantine capital of the island, destroyed by the pirate Barbarossa); the castle of Chora, which became the latest capital of the island, a remaining of the Venetian occcupation; the Venetian harbor of "Avlemonas" with its castle, and the numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries.