Down by the sea 2km east of Hora (Kythira), pretty little Kapsali was the island’s main port during the Venetian era. These days, in summer at least, it’s a bustling resort, with its two languidly curving bays lined by a necklace of tavernas, chic cafes and studios, and the sandy, ochre-coloured beach with its sheltered swimming. It's a superb spectacle when viewed from Hora's clifftop kastro.
Don't miss climbing up to the lighthouse- and church-topped low headland that separates the two bays.The views from the top are stunning.
The rocky islet offshore is known by two names. Avgo (Egg), referring to its legendary role as the birthplace of Aphrodite, and Itra (Cooking Pot), referring to its resemblance when topped by clouds to a steaming cauldron (apparently!).