Welcome to Kapsali
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 offering sheltered swimming. It's a superb spectacle when viewed from Hora's clifftop kastro.
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.