Kythera

Kythira is located between Crete and the Peloponnese. It’s an island found in a crossroad of various seas and influences. A crossroad of the Aegean and Ionian sea cultures. It is the island of love and Aphrodite. Even though the island is small, it has a surprisingly large range of landscapes. From the rugged and dry Cycladitic landscape, to the green bushy creeks with clear running water. There  are numerous beaches along its coastline, and most easily accessible. Whatever the weather, one will always find a beach protected from the wind. Various passing civilisations have left a trail of signs on our island. Findings from the Minoan temples, the ancient Scandia still hidden under the seas near Paleopoli, the Bysantine island capital of Agios Dimitrios (today’s Paleohora) that was totally destroyed by Barbarossa, the castle in Hora which was the island capital since the Venetian occupation, the Venetian port of Avlemonas and its fort, and the numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries.