Kythira, set sail to Barbarossa’s island
Kythira, the island of celestial Venus, is also known by its Venetian name, Tsirigo. No wonder pirate legends about lost treasures are still narrated here-considering it’s like a natural bridge between the Ionian, the Libyan and the Aegean Sea. Discover an island praised by the Greek director Theodoros Aggelopoulos and the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. Book cheap ferry tickets to Kythira through Let’s Ferry and have them delivered at home or pick them up at the port.
The castle in Chora of Kythira island
Castles, beaches and flavors that will steal your heart!
Does the child in you longs for princes in mythical castles? Visit Mylopotamos, Avlemon and Chora’s Castles and recreate your favorite fairytales.
Blue Flag awarded Kapsali, is the place-to-be, a vibrant, turquoise beach full of restaurants, cozy cafes and bars.
Try the renowned handmade olive oil rusks from Kythira (full of flavor and no preservatives), rozedes, a honey sprinkled local macaroon, voutirotsikoudo, a spicy cheese and of course fatourada, the local alcoholic beverage made of tsipouro, cinnamon, fruits and cloves.
The famous beach Kaladi
Extreme island for extreme adventures!
If “beach” equals “sunbed” for you, be ready to reconsider. Kythira offers a plethora of wild, and thus, unorganized, beaches worth seeing. Take the 156 steps to magnificent Kaladi, or pretend you are landing from a helicopter to the paradise-like Kalami, as there’s only a rope to help you climb down there. Believe us, it will worth it. Diakofti welcomes every visitor with an exotic scenery and green-blue waters, and the 4.000BC Cave Chousti. Nordland shipwreck is famous to divers that travel from all over the world to explore it.
Avlemonas beach in Kythira
Cave of Agia Sofia in Mylopotamos village, offers an impressive spectacle of stalctites, stalagmites and color variations along with some 13th century murals of a later Church at the entrance. But the most breathtaking part of it is the Neraida waterfall which in Greek means “Fairy waterfall”-what a suited name for this cool mystical oasis!
Tip: Chytra rocky islet facing Kapsali, is home to sempreviva, the famous yellow Kythirian flower that remains fresh long after it’s been picked.
Ships to Kythira are leaving from the ports of Piraeus, Kissamos, Antikythera and Gythio so, check all available routes online before you book your ferry tickets at letsferry.com.
Information about the port of Kythira
Passenger routes connect Kythira to Piraeus, Gythio, Neapoli and Crete.