Must see attractions in Kythira

  • Top ChoiceSights in Hora (Kythira)


    Crowning the rocky headland that soars at the southern end of Hora, this tumble-down 14th-century fortress was built by Kythira’s first Venetian governor. Within its ramparts the fort is now largely in ruins, but the site is stupendous, drenched in wildflowers and commanding stunning views down to Kapsali and out as far as Antikythira. Only the underwhelming Coat of Arms Collection, in a former powder magazine, charges an admission fee.

  • Sights in Hora (Kythira)

    Archaeological Museum of Kythira

    Hora’s impressive archaeological museum, beside the main road at the northern end of town, traces the history of ‘this small island’ in two rooms. Among artefacts from the ancient settlements of Palaiopolis and Palaiokastro, pride of place goes to the white-marble statue known as the Lion of Kythira.

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    Katouni Bridge

    Supported by 13 arches and measuring 110m long, the largest stone bridge in Greece spans a shallow ravine on what's now a minor road, east of Livadi. Built under British rule, and completed in 1826, it was supposedly constructed so that its English creator could see the Kythiran woman with whom he'd fallen in love every day.

  • Sights in Kythira

    Museum of Byzantine & Post-Byzantine Art

    This one-room gallery, in a tiny chapel alongside the Church of the Analipsi, displays icons, mosaics and frescoes rescued from ruined churches all over the island. Many amount to little more than fragments.

  • Sights in Hora (Kythira)

    Coat of Arms Collection

    Housed in a standalone former powder magazine (a store for explosives), this small exhibition displays and explains the coats of arms of Kythira's leading families during the Venetian era.