Located on the southern side of Peloponnese, in the crossroad between the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, Kythira is among the most charming destinations in Greece. For many visitors, Kythira is a love at first sight! With wild landscape, secluded beaches many of which are accessible by dirt roads and Medieval settlements spread all around the island, Kythira is certainly a place off the beaten track.
Among the most picturesque Kythira villages is Avlemonas, a seaside place surrounded by gorgeous water. The Medieval settlement of Chora with the Castle on top of the hill is the capital town of Kythira Ionian, while the two most tourist places are Kapsali and Agia Pelagia. Most Kythira hotels and apartments are found in these four villages. However, there are many small Kythira villages spread around the island, while some of them are abandoned today.
The best organized beaches in Kythira, with sunbeds, restaurants and mini-markets, are Kapsali and Agia Pelagia. The other Kythira beaches are less organized and most of them are accessible through track roads. Kalada, Melidoni, Lykodimou and Chalkos are some of the best Kythira beaches, partly organized and with secluded environment.