Welcome to Kythira

With its population of less than 4000 spread between 40 villages, Kythira feels for much of the year like a ghost land; it's an unspoiled wilderness of lush valleys, abrupt overgrown gorges, and flower-speckled cliffs tumbling into the vivid blue sea.

Apart from July and August, when Italians especially swoop in to enjoy the fine sandy beaches, tourism remains very low-key. Visiting outside these months, however, brings huge rewards, whether you fancy hiking to scenic wonders and intriguing ancient settlements, or simply relaxing in the old-style tavernas and kafeneia (coffee houses) that pepper its village squares.

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