Kithira island is in southern Greece, between the Peloponnese and Crete. The quickest way to come to Kithira is by airplane. Kithira’s national airport serves the need of the island with daily flights. There are also liner routes from Gytheion, Neapoli, and Piraeus ports. Hire a car in Kithira and explore the inner island and the amazing beaches.
Places to visit in Kithira island
The green island with turquoise waters belongs to the Ionian islands even if it is distant from the main group. Make a request to rent a car in Kithira and explore the mountainous island with many valleys into the sea to form beautiful beaches. One of the most popular pebbled beaches is Kaladi, with crystal clear water on the eastern part of the island. The beach is separated into three parts, with the third and most impressive being a small cave that ends up on a small bay. Another miracle of Kithyra is beach Diakofti that seems like an exotic place in the Mediterranean Sea. Swallow, light-blue water and white sand on the toes, an ideal beach for relaxation.
Nearby village Diakofti, history lovers can reach easily a small cave called, Chousti. Archaeological excavations have brought to light findings dating from 3000 BC. At the base of the cavern, there is a fossilized seashell from ancient times, which may be a representation of Aphrodite, the goddess of Beauty. A little bit further, 14 kilometers away, on the top of a hill of Paleokastro, lies an ancient capital. The area includes the church of Agioi Anargyroi, built in the ancient sanctuary of the Dioscuri, Castor and Polydeuces and the church of Agios Georgios where there is a sanctuary dating from geometric years.
Finally, the adventure continues near Milopotamos, 10 kilometers from Paleokastro, among rocks and plane trees there is a waterfall called Fonissa. Also known as Neraida waterfall, which in Greek means fairy because you are welcomed by countless dragonflies and the sound of the wild waters.