Kythira Cycladia Tips

Useful tips for a Pleasant Stay

The sun is very strong in summer and especially in August from 11.00 to 16.00. You should often use a high factor sun block, always wear a hat and sunglasses.

You should be very careful when you drive a car or a motorbike because the roads usually are not well maintained and they are often narrow and winding.

Although not an overcrowded destination, mind that it is important to book your return ferry ticket from Kythira to Neapolis on time since you cannot book your return tickets in advance. Besides the routes are not very frequent and there is a small possibility of not finding easily a return ticket.

Travel Tips
Always be prepared and book your hotel room in advance so as to avoid unpleasant surprises. Especially in August, which is the high season in Greece, most destinations are full with visitors and the odds are that it will be difficult to find what you are looking for and at a good price if you have not booked it beforehand.

Antikythira Islet
Antikythira (Tsirigoto or Lioi) is a small hidden gem, only two hours away from Kythira by boat. Almost 45 inhabitants live there “away from civilization”. It is a paradise for those who seek tranquility. There is no gas station, nor bakery, not even a bank and once a week supplies reach the island by boat.

The baked wild goat, thyme honey, wine and fresh fish are the unique delicacies offered there. The road network is good and the island is covered by mobile phone network services. Because of the lack of touristic infrastructure the island can only hold a relatively small number of visitors.

Every summer on the 16th and 17th of August is held the celebration of the Patron Saint, martyr Myronas with traditional Cretan live music, dance and food.

Get to know the beautiful villages
Either you are an adventurer or a more “relaxed” traveler, Kythirais one of the ideal places in Greece for endless explorations. As its scenery is untouched by tourism, you should definitely walk around its magnificent villages and explore all its hidden corners and coasts.

Take hidden paths
For the trekking and discovery lovers, the path that leads from Hora to Kapsali is a must-do. The distance is about 3km but the views, especially when you ascend the slope, at the area of Hora’s Castle, are just unique!

Boat trip to Hytra Islet

In case you find a caique that offers a boat trip to Hytra Islet, just not let this opportunity pass by usually there are organized trips with a guide so mind to take the afternoon ride and live the experience of exploring a wild paradise.

Hytra does not have beaches or any kind of infrastructure but the seaside cave is definitely something you should visit with your mask.

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