Kythira attractions

Top Choice Fortress in Hora (Kythira)


Crowning the rocky headland that soars at the southern end of Hora, this majestic 14th-century fortress was built by Kythira’s first Venetian governor. Within its ramparts the fort is now largely in ruins, but the s…
Museum in Hora (Kythira)

Archaeological Museum of Kythira

Hora’s impressive archaeological museum, beside the main road at the north end of town, traces the history of ‘this small island’ in two rooms. Among artefacts from the ancient settlements of Palaiopolis and Palaiok…
Museum 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.
Bridge in Kythira

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 supposedl…
Museum in Hora (Kythira)

Coat of Arms Collection

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