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Aphrodite's Island

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A travel journal to Kythira by MagdaDH_AlexH

Aghios Gheorghios sto Vouno Photo, Kythira, Greece More Photos
Quote: A week in Kythira, part of the five-month Euro tour in the summer 2011

Escape to Kythira

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wreck by Diakofti Photo, Kythira, Greece
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Having spent over a week in a strangely separated from the world environment of a beach camp-site near Gythio, and after a not-inconsiderable hassle and expense of having the back window in the increasingly more battered Skoda replaced (the back story to this one is too long and painful, but it involved keys, children and a silly drilling attempt), we pack up and leave. Amazingly, we seem to have more room in the boot despite having more stuff. We drive to Gythio and manage to get tickets for the afternoon ferry to Kythira. The boat arrives on time but things take a little longer in Greece and it's at least 45 minutes before we can drive on – a very long time to wait in a car in over 40 degrees heat. ...Read More

Beaches of Kythira

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Lykodimou beach Photo, Kythira, Greece
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Kythira's beaches are one of the chief reasons for the island's popularity. You can swim at a different one every day of your holidays and there is a massive variety: from rocks-to-swim-from to pebbles to fine sand; from village-centre, cafe-lined beaches with umbrellas and loungers for hire to wild coves accessible only by boat. Kapsali, the old harbour lying two miles down a winding road below Kythira's Hora, boasts two beaches. The main Kapsali beach is sandy with some pebbles and skirts the edge of the village's waterfront, lined with cafes and restaurants. It's easily accessible by car and food, drink and shade are available. There are paddle boats for hire. Sparagatio be...Read More

Niki Rooms

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Hotel | "Great value Domatia in a fabulous location"

Niki Rooms Photo, Kythira, Greece
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Hora, at the southernmost end of the island, is probably the most picturesque of Kythiran towns, with a great (floodlit at night) castle, views down to the Kapsali harbour and a maze of withe-washed streets and houses. It is fairly touristy but in a pleasant, unhurried, independent-traveller way.Niki offer a selection of rooms, studios and apartments in several buildings on the edge of Kythira's Hora. We spent six days here in two rooms. First we had a quad room with a kitchennette and then a triple studio with a semi-separate kitchen-dining area. There was no reason for the change apart from the availability and both rooms had something to go for it.The rooms were good sized, ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 28, 2011

Niki Rooms
Chora-Kythira
Kythira, Peloponnese 80100

Zorba's

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Restaurant | "Good value, tasty, simple food"

Zorba's  Photo, Kythira, Greece
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The Chora of Kythira is the most picturesque and attractive village on the island, and although it has a lot of tourist accommodation, several cafes and shops, it doesn't have many restaurants (there are more in the Kapsali resort 3km down by the sea). Zorba's is, however, a restaurant located in Chora and it's a good one. Zorba's boasts a terrace (on a roof of a neighbouring house), as well as a number of tables inside and a few just outside the door. We had an outside table on a very windy night, so it was a bit chilly, but as the terrace was full and the inside non-smoking, it was the best option. Zorba's serves mostly grilled food, standard Greek fare of chicken, souvlaki ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 10, 2011

Zorba's
Chora
Kythira, Greece

Aghios Gheorghios sto Vouno

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Attraction | "Peak Spirit"

Aghios Gheorghios sto Vouno Photo, Kythira, Greece
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Our last day in Kythira starts late. We have the standard Greek checkout which is at a wonderfully civilised midday and thus can pack up and get ready at our leisure. The ferry is at 10pm, so we have most of the day. The plan to is have a meal and a swim at the delightful Diakofti beach on the other side from the ferry terminal, but before that we decide to visit Agios Georgios Sto Vouno (St George of the Mountain) is a chapel located atop a hi. Agios Georgios Sto Vouno (St George of the Mountain) is a chapel located atop a hill on the eastern shore of Kythira. From the 350m elevation the hill overlooks the harbour of Diakofti, the Avlemonas village, islets that dot the sea by Kythira's sh...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 12, 2011

Aghios Gheorghios sto Vouno
Diakofti
Kythira, Greece

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MagdaDH_AlexH

MagdaDH_AlexH
Perth, United Kingdom

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