Top things to do in Kythira

Top Choice Taverna in Kythira

O Platanos

Utterly charming village restaurant, spreading across the road from a stately villa onto a broad terrace shaded by plane trees and overlooking a babbling stream. A fabulous spot for a long lunch stop, it specialises…
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…
Top Choice Greek in Agia Pelagia


Renowned for its creative cuisine, romantic little Kaleris has a waterfront pavilion and tables on the beach itself, shaded by tamarisk trees. Trust the charismatic owner Yiannis to advise on handwritten daily adver…
Top Choice Cafe in Potamos

Kafe Astikon

Very charming old cafe–music bar, near the main square. The high-ceilinged and shadowy interior oozes atmosphere, with its coral-green walls, leather 'egg' chairs and a penny-farthing. Expect live music on the littl…
Top Choice Taverna in Kythira


Acclaimed local taverna, far off the beaten track 1km beyond Kalamos en route towards Fyri Ammos (look for signs), offering island classics such as slow-cooked lamb in lemon sauce, eggplant stuffed with meat and Kyt…
Taverna in Kythira


A delightful taverna on the hillside at the northwestern end of Paleopoli Beach, Skandeia places a major emphasis on wholesome, freshly sourced local produce in preparing its definitive Greek cuisine, which ranges f…
Fashion & Accessories in Hora (Kythira)


Intriguing one-room, one-woman workshop on the pedestrian alleyway south of the main square. All the colourful and very distinctive hand-woven shoulder and clutch bags on sale are created on the loom in the middle o…
Cafe in Kythira


A lovely little cafe, with ever-so-soft seating directly overlooking the water; drop in for a breakfast coffee and you'll be coming back for days to linger over juices, fresh pies, pizza and sunset cocktails.
Bar in Kapsali

Fox Anglais

This veteran bar-club on the waterfront, with outdoor tables and a cosy interior, is the epicentre of Kythira’s nightlife in summer, with acoustic music on the beach on Tuesdays, and DJs every other night.
Cafe in Kapsali


The coolest cafe along Kapsali Beach, with nicely padded seats, baby-blue tables and a very laid-back vibe. Settle down over juices or shakes, coffee or beer, or order from an eclectic fusion menu that includes Japa…