Kythira is an island part of the Ionian Islands group. It is an isolated island situated at the foot of the Peloponnese, between the Ionian and the Aegean Seas.
The village of Paleochora is the islandís pure marvel. It is the ruins of the medieval capital dating from the Byzantine times and was called Agios Dimitrios. This fortified village situated in a lower level than the surrounding hills and cannot be seen from the sea, in order to protect itself from the many piratesí raids. The village is situated on the north-eastern side of the island, northwest of a deep cliff. The village is characterised by its beautiful architecture which reminds the beautiful Monemvasia and Mystra.
Kythira is known as Aphrodite's island and this is not without a reason. Apart from the unique landscapes of natural beauty and amazing beaches, it also has several villages, each with its own identity. Don't miss a visit to Avlemonas and Agia Pelagia, Diakofti and Mylopotamos, and off course, Chora! The Island offers a large range of astonishing beaches, from long white sandy beaches to small deserted rocky cricks.
Because tourism is still quite undeveloped, the Greek island looks like a calm refuge, with astonishing deserted beaches and traditional life. Even if part of the Ionian group, the islandís architecture reminds more the Ionian.
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