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Top Choice Taverna in Kythira

O Platanos

The family behind this charming restaurant say that if you're searching for modern food then you're in the wrong place, but if you prefer to savour hand-me-down recipes full of family secrets, pull up a chair here. …
Top Choice Taverna in Kythira


A delightful family-run taverna just back from the eastern end of Paleopoli Beach, Skandeia places major emphasis on wholesome, freshly sourced local produce in preparing its definitive Greek cuisine, which ranges f…
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 and its long wooden benches arranged around a makeshift stage. Expect live m…
Top Choice Taverna in Kythira


An acclaimed local taverna far off the beaten track, 1km beyond Kalamos en route to Fyri Ammos (look for signs), Filio offers island classics such as slow-cooked lamb in lemon sauce, eggplant stuffed with meat, and …
Top Choice Fortress 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 th…
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 spe…
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 for sale are created on the loom in the middle …
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, hosting acoustic music on the beach on Tuesday and DJs every other night.
Greek in Kythira


For almost a century this family-run favourite has been serving no-nonsense staples such as mousakas (layers of eggplant or zucchini, minced meat and potatoes topped with cheese sauce), pastitsio (layers of macaroni…
Taverna in Hora (Kythira)


Nothing seems to have changed at this Hora institution for at least 60 years and it's now so retro that it could make the hipster generation giddy with excitement. Fortunately, though, the family who runs it isn't i…